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Title Evaluating the WordsEye Text-to-Scene System: Imaginative and Realistic Sentences
Authors Morgan Ulinski, Bob Coyne and Julia Hirschberg
Abstract We describe our evaluation of the WordsEye text-to-scene generation system. We address the problem of evaluating the output of such a system vs. simple search methods to find a picture to illustrate a sentence. To do this, we constructed two sets of test sentences: a set of crowdsourced imaginative sentences and a set of realistic sentences extracted from the PASCAL image caption corpus (Rashtchian et al., 2010). For each sentence, we compared sample pictures found using Google Image Search to those produced by WordsEye. We then crowdsourced judgments as to which picture best illustrated each sentence. For imaginative sentences, pictures produced by WordsEye were preferred, but for realistic sentences, Google Image Search results were preferred. We also used crowdsourcing to obtain a rating for how well each picture illustrated the sentence, from 1 (completely correct) to 5 (completely incorrect). WordsEye pictures had an average rating of 2.58 on imaginative sentences and 2.54 on realistic sentences; Google images had an average rating of 3.82 on imaginative sentences and 1.87 on realistic sentences. We also discuss the sources of errors in theWordsEye system.
Topics Evaluation Methodologies, Usability, User Satisfaction, Tools, Systems, Applications
Full paper Evaluating the WordsEye Text-to-Scene System: Imaginative and Realistic Sentences
Bibtex @InProceedings{ULINSKI18.115,
  author = {Morgan Ulinski and Bob Coyne and Julia Hirschberg},
  title = "{Evaluating the WordsEye Text-to-Scene System: Imaginative and Realistic Sentences}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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