We consider the case of a domain expert who wishes to explore the extent to which a particular idea is expressed in a text collection. We propose the task of semantically matching the idea, expressed as a natural language proposition, against a corpus. We create two preliminary tasks derived from existing datasets, and then introduce a more realistic one on disaster recovery designed for emergency managers, whom we engaged in a user study. On the latter, we find that a new model built from natural language entailment data produces higher-quality matches than simple word-vector averaging, both on expert-crafted queries and on ones produced by the subjects themselves. This work provides a proof-of-concept for such applications of semantic matching and illustrates key challenges. Click to Read Paper
Integrating vision and language has long been a dream in work on artificial intelligence (AI). In the past two years, we have witnessed an explosion of work that brings together vision and language from images to videos and beyond. The available corpora have played a crucial role in advancing this area of research. In this paper, we propose a set of quality metrics for evaluating and analyzing the vision & language datasets and categorize them accordingly. Our analyses show that the most recent datasets have been using more complex language and more abstract concepts, however, there are different strengths and weaknesses in each. Click to Read Paper