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PhD Thesis

I recently defended my PhD dissertation at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My thesis 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 PhD supervisors are Piek Vossen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Desmond Elliott (University of Copenhagen).

Citation information and a PDF link are given below:

  • [PDF] E. van Miltenburg, “Pragmatic factors in (automatic) image description,” PhD Thesis, 2019.
    [Bibtex]
    @phdthesis{emielphdthesis,
    Author = {Emiel van Miltenburg},
    Date-Added = {2019-08-29 13:47:22 +0200},
    Date-Modified = {2019-08-29 13:48:43 +0200},
    School = {Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam},
    Title = {Pragmatic factors in (automatic) image description},
    Url = {https://emielvanmiltenburg.nl/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/phdthesis.pdf},
    pdf = {https://emielvanmiltenburg.nl/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/phdthesis.pdf},
    Year = {2019}}

There are still some physical copies left from my defense. Let me know if you’d like to have one!