I defended my PhD dissertation in 2019 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My thesis focuses on two questions:
- How can we characterize human and automatic image description behavior?
- How should we close the gap between the two? What are the major obstacles?
My PhD supervisors were Piek Vossen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Desmond Elliott (University of Copenhagen).
Reference: Van Miltenburg, Emiel. (2019) Pragmatic factors in (automatic) image description. PhD Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. (PDF)
There are still some physical copies left from my defense. Let me know if you’d like to have one!