Polina Kuznetsova


I am a PhD student at Stony Brook University in the Department of Computer Science.

My adviser is Yejin Choi.

Email:


Research Interests: I am mainly concentrating on the connection between images and text, in particular image description generation. I am also interested in Natural Language Generation as a constraint optimization problem, as well as NLP in general. I also like to apply algorithms to NLP tasks, such as senetence-level compression.

2014

  • TreeTalk: Composition and Compression of Trees for Image Descriptions.
    Polina Kuznetsova, Vicente Ordonez, Alexander Berg, Tamara Berg and Yejin Choi.
    Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), 2014
    [bib][pdf]

    *Data: the generated descriptions

  • Large Scale Retrieval for Image Description Generation.
    V. Ordonez, X. Han, P. Kuznetsova, G. Kulkarni, M. Mitchell, K. Yamaguchi, K. Stratos, A. Goyal, J. Dodge, A. Mensch, H.D. Daume III, A.C. Berg, Y. Choi, T.L. Berg.
    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2014
    [bib][pdf]

  • 2013

  • Generalizing Image Captions for Image-Text Parallel Corpus.
    Polina Kuznetsova, Vicente Ordonez, Alexander Berg, Tamara Berg and Yejin Choi.
    Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), short, 2013
    [bib][pdf]

    *Data: the generalized 1M image-caption corpus

  • Understanding and Quantifying Creativity in Lexical Composition.
    Polina Kuznetsova, Jianfu Chen and Yejin Choi.
    Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2013
    [bib][pdf]

    Data can be found here

  • Where Not to Eat? Predicting Restaurant Inspections from Online Reviews
    Jun Seok Kang, Polina Kuznetsova, Michael Luca and Yejin Choi.
    Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), short, 2013
    [bib][pdf]
    - Featured on "The Atlantic" (July/August 2013): How Yelp Might Clean Up the Restaurant Industry

  • Connotation Lexicon: A Dash of Sentiment Beneath the Surface Meaning.
    Song Feng, Jun Seok Kang, Polina Kuznetsova and Yejin Choi.
    Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2013
    [bib][pdf]

  • 2012

  • Collective Generation of Natural Image Descriptions.
    Polina Kuznetsova, Vicente Ordonez, Alexander Berg, Tamara Berg and Yejin Choi.
    Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2012
    [bib][pdf]

    Data (generated captions, base): [txt] [html]
    Data (generated captions, with cognitive phrases): [txt] [html]

    This is a very sweet cat napping in my laundry basket.
    Found another bike spotted outside a school in Amsterdam Oud Zuid.


  • Invited talks

  • Generation of Natural Language Descriptions for Images. CUNY-NLP: Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing Seminar at CUNY, Nov 2013.

    Previous publications

  • Skills Testing Using Internet and Tests Designing Optimization.
    Valeriy Gurov, Polina Kuznetsova, Dmitry Gurov.
    Modern Technologies in Problems of Management, Automation and Information Processing Conference. Alushta, September 2006.

  • Using graphics tools for processing computer education programs measurements results.
    Valeriy Gurov, Polina Kuznetsova.
    Present Problems of Automation in Nonproductive Sphere and Economics Conference. Voronezh, Russia, 2005.

  • Using computer education programs in Physics course.
    Valeriy Gurov, Polina Kuznetsova.
    Informational Technologies and Systems Conference (NITS). Penza, Russia, June 17-19, 2004.