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Caption This: Artificial intelligence aids visual storytelling

May 5, 2016

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then social media users are talking a lot. On average, more than 60 million photos are uploaded to Instagram every day. On Facebook, that daily average reaches at least 350 million. Every photo contains a narrative frozen in time, making captions critical to interpreting and connecting to the scene.

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Mark Dredze

Exploring the ‘Charlie Sheen Effect:’ Study finds uptick of web searches related to HIV prevention

February 23, 2016

The day of Sheen’s disclosure coincided with a 265 percent increase in news reports mentioning HIV (97 percent of which also mentioned Sheen) archived on the Bloomberg Terminal, even though HIV-related news reports have been in historic decline. An additional 6,500 stories were reported on Google News alone. This placed Sheen’s disclosure among the top 1 percent of historic HIV-related media events.

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Data Center

New Tools for Tapping Data

January 19, 2016

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University have been awarded a three-year, $1 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at developing algorithms that will allow researchers to better extract information from massive streams of data.

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Center for Language and Speech Processing