The next Linguistics seminar is entitled 'Making Computers Describe Images Automatically'. The seminar will be held on Friday 21 June from 12:00 to 14:00 in Room 214 Gateway Building (GW214).
The speaker is Mr Marc Tanti, University of Malta
Computer programs usually require a programmer to say how to perform a task using step-by-step instructions. Artificial neural networks, on the other hand, are programs that can learn to perform a task just by showing them examples of what they are supposed to do. These are used to do all sorts of things from recognising what object is in a photo to translating the language of a sentence. In this talk, I will be showing how these interesting programs can be trained in order to make them generate text and, more specifically, how to generate a description of a photo. I will be explaining in simple terms how I performed experiments to analyse the different ways of how this can be done and give the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.