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LINGUIST List 24.2157

Wed May 22 2013

Confs: Computational Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-May-2013
From: Frank Keller <kellerinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: V&L Net Workshop on Language for Vision
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V&L Net Workshop on Language for Vision

Date: 23-Jun-2013 - 23-Jun-2013
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Contact: William Smith
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/L4V/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

V&L Net Workshop on Language for Vision
In conjunction with CVPR, June 23, 2013
Oregon Conference Center, Portland, Oregon

Fragments of natural language, in the form of tags, captions, subtitles, surrounding text or audio, can aid the interpretation of image and video data by adding context or disambiguating visual appearance. In addition, labelled images are essential for training object or activity classifiers. For this reason, there is a growing interest in exploiting language understanding in order to help solve problems in computer vision.

The EPSRC Network on Vision and Language (V&L Net) has been set up to foster collaborative work in this area. It is a forum for researchers from the fields of Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing to meet, exchange ideas, expertise and technology, and form new partnerships. The aim is to create a lasting interdisciplinary research community situated at the language-vision interface, jointly working towards solutions for some of today’s most challenging computational challenges, including image and video search, description of visual content and text-to-image generation.

NOTE: The early registration deadline is May 24, 2013.

Workshop Program:

Keynote 1: Fei-fei Li, Stanford University

Amir Sadovnik, Andrew Gallagher, Tsuhan Chen
Not Everybody’s Special: Using Neighbors in Referring Expressions with Uncertain Attributes

Andrew Aubrey, Paul Rosin, David Marshall, Douglas Cunningham, Christian Wallraven, Jason Vandeventer
Cardiff Conversation Database (CCDb): A Database of Natural Dyadic Conversations

Binyam Gebre, Peter Wittenburg, Tom Heskes
Automatic Signer Diarization

Yashaswi Verma, C Jawahar
Generating Image Descriptions Using Semantic Similarities in the Output Space

Micah Hodosh, Julia Hockenmaier
Sentence-based Image Description with Scaleable, Explicit Models

Keynote 2: Ray Mooney, University of Texas at Austin

Workshop Co-chairs:

Ted Briscoe, University of Cambridge
Darren Cosker, University of Bath
Frank Keller, University of Edinburgh
William Smith, University of York

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