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 3rd year PhD student at UW. I am advised by Luke Zettlemoyer . I am interested in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. I am currently working on grounding problems like how computers can learn to describe images.


  • 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 Code (Soon hopefully!) 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, 2013
    Data (from msr website). Demo (requires silverlight).

  • 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, 2010