Pragmatic Factors in Image Description: The Case of Negations

@article{Miltenburg2016PragmaticFI,
  title={Pragmatic Factors in Image Description: The Case of Negations},
  author={Emiel van Miltenburg and Roser Morante and Desmond Elliott},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1606.06164}
}
We provide a qualitative analysis of the descriptions containing negations (no, not, n't, nobody, etc) in the Flickr30K corpus, and a categorization of negation uses. Based on this analysis, we provide a set of requirements that an image description system should have in order to generate negation sentences. As a pilot experiment, we used our categorization to manually annotate sentences containing negations in the Flickr30K corpus, with an agreement score of K=0.67. With this paper, we hope to… 

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