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This is me

I am a PhD-student at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, working automatic image description.
My research focuses on two questions:

  1. How can we characterize human and automatic image description behavior?
  2. How should we close the gap between the two? What are the major obstacles?

My supervisors are Piek Vossen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Desmond Elliott (University of Edinburgh).
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You can find my GitHub here.

Read more about my project here:

  • [PDF] van Miltenburg, Emiel. 2017. Pragmatic descriptions of perceptual stimuli. In: Proceedings of the student research workshop at the 15th conference of the european chapter of the association for computational linguistics.
    Author = {van Miltenburg, Emiel},
    Booktitle = {Proceedings of the Student Research Workshop at the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics},
    Location = {Valencia, Spain},
    Pages = {1--10},
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    Publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
    Title = {Pragmatic descriptions of perceptual stimuli},
    Url = {},
    Year = {2017},
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