Overview of the Automated Story Illustration Task at FIRE 2015

Debasis Ganguly, Iacer Calixto, Gareth J. F. Jones
2015 Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation  
In this paper, we describe an overview of the shared task (track) carried out as part of the Forum of Information Retrieval and Evaluation (FIRE) 2015 workshop. The objective in this task is to illustrate a passage of text automatically by retrieving a set of images and then inserting them at appropriate places in the text. In particular, for this track, the text to be illustrated is a set of short stories (fables) for children. Some of the research challenges for the participants in developing
more » ... an automated story illustrating system involve developing techniques to automatically extract out the concepts to be illustrated from a full story text, explore how to use these extracted concepts for query representation in order to retrieve a ranked list of images per query, and finally investigating how merge the ranked lists obtained from each individual concept to present a single ranked list of candidate relevant images per story. In addition to reporting an overview of the approaches undertaken by two participating groups who submitted runs for this task, we also report two of our own baseline approaches for tackling the problem of automated story illustration.
dblp:conf/fire/GangulyCJ15 fatcat:5lsypq5fyjb4beokc26spqj47e