Mark Yatskar

Office: 390 Allen Center
Email: my89 at cs dot uw dot edu
Mailing Address
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195-2350

I am a PhD student at UW co-advised by Luke Zettlemoyer and Ali Farhadi . My interests are in the intersection of language and vision, language generation, and language grounding.


  • Situation Recognition: Visual Semantic Role Labeling for Image Understanding [Paper][Supplemental Material][Slides]
    Mark Yatskar, Luke Zettlemoyer, Ali Farhadi
    In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016 Oral
    Data/Code/Demo/Browsing :
    Press: New York Times: Computer Vision: On the Way to Seeing More

  • Stating the Obvious: Extracting Visual Common Sense Knowledge [Paper]
    Mark Yatskar, Vicente Ordonez, Ali Farhadi
    In North American Chapter of Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2016

  • See No Evil, Say No Evil: Description Generation from Densely Labeled Images [Paper]
    Mark Yatskar, Michel Galley, Lucy Vanderwende, and Luke Zettlemoyer
    In Third Joint Conference on Lexical and Computation Semantics (*SEM) , 2014
    Data Captions and Output

  • Learning to Relate Literal and Sentimental Descriptions of Visual Properties [Paper]
    Mark Yatskar, Svitlana Volkova, Asli Celikyilmaz, Bill Dolan, and Luke Zettlemoyer
    In North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2013
    Data (from msr website).

  • For the sake of simplicity: Unsupervised extraction of lexical simplifications from Wikipedia [Paper]
    Mark Yatskar, Bo Pang, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee
    In North American Chapter of the Association for Computation Linguistics (NAACL), 2010