Mark Yatskar

Contact
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 University of Washington co-advised by Luke Zettlemoyer and Ali Farhadi. Prior to UW, I worked with Lillian Lee at Cornell on language simplification. My interests are in the intersection of language and vision, language generation, and language grounding. I have been developing a new formalism for events in images called situation recognition. ImSitu, the supporting dataset, has over 125,000 images annotated so far and includes a live demo.

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Publications

Men Also Like Shopping: Reducing Gender Bias Amplification using Corpus-level Constraints
(coming soon : [Paper] [Bib] [Code] )
Jieyu Zhao, Tianlu Wang, Mark Yatskar, Vicente Ordóñez, Kai-Wei Chang
In Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2017

Commonly Uncommon: Semantic Sparsity in Situation Recognition
[Paper] [Bib] [Demo]
Mark Yatskar, Vicente Ordóñez, Luke Zettlemoyer, Ali Farhadi
In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017

Neural AMR: Sequence-to-Sequence Models for Parsing and Generation
[Paper] [Bib] [Demo] [Code]
Ioannis Konstas, Srinivasan Iyer, Mark Yatskar, Yejin Choi, Luke Zettlemoyer
In Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2017

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

Stating the Obvious: Extracting Visual Common Sense Knowledge
[Paper] [Bib]
Mark Yatskar, Vicente Ordóñez, 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] [Bib] [Data] [Captions] [Output]
Mark Yatskar, Michel Galley, Lucy Vanderwende, and Luke Zettlemoyer
In Third Joint Conference on Lexical and Computation Semantics (*SEM), 2014

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

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