Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Framing Image Description as a Ranking Task: Data, Models and Evaluation Metrics (Extended Abstract) / 4188
Micah Hodosh, Peter Young, Julia Hockenmaier

In [Hodosh et al., 2013], we established a ranking based framework for sentence-based image description and retrieval. We introduce a new dataset of images paired with multiple descriptive captions that was specifically designed for these tasks. We also present strong KCCA-based baseline systems for description and search, and perform an in-depth study of evaluation metrics for these two tasks. Our results indicate that automatic evaluation metrics for our ranking-based tasks are more accurate and robust than those proposed for generation-based image description.