Neural Networks for Storytelling

A paper authored by a large team of Microsoft Researchers past and present, to be presented this week at the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2016), introduces Microsoft Sequential Image Narrative Dataset (SIND) and how it can be used for visual storytelling. Visual story telling is a standard preschooler activity found in any curriculum. Kids are presented with a number of small paper frames, each one containing a piece of the story, that they have to put correctly together from start to finish for revealing  the hidden story, a story with a beginning, middle and end. This is not rudimentary, however. The ability to narrate is a multidisciplinary skill acquired at the very early stages, and for the toddlers to…


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