Paper: Exploring And Exploiting The Limited Utility Of Captions In Recognizing Intention In Information Graphics

ACL ID P05-1028
Title Exploring And Exploiting The Limited Utility Of Captions In Recognizing Intention In Information Graphics
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

This paper presents a corpus study that ex- plores the extent to which captions con- tribute to recognizing the intended mes- sage of an information graphic. It then presents an implemented graphic interpre- tation system that takes into account a va- riety of communicative signals, and an evaluation study showing that evidence obtained from shallow processing of the graphic’s caption has a significant impact on the system’s success. This work is part of a larger project whose goal is to provide sight-impaired users with effective access to information graphics.