Talking about other people: an endless range of possibilities

Emiel van Miltenburg, Desmond Elliott, Piek Vossen


Abstract
Image description datasets, such as Flickr30K and MS COCO, show a high degree of variation in the ways that crowd-workers talk about the world. Although this gives us a rich and diverse collection of data to work with, it also introduces uncertainty about how the world should be described. This paper shows the extent of this uncertainty in the PEOPLE-domain. We present a taxonomy of different ways to talk about other people. This taxonomy serves as a reference point to think about how other people should be described, and can be used to classify and compute statistics about labels applied to people.
Anthology ID:
W18-6550
Volume:
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Month:
November
Year:
2018
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Tilburg University, The Netherlands
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INLG | WS
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SIGGEN
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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415–420
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W18-6550
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W18-6550
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