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Finding Emotion in Image Descriptions: Crowdsourced Data

Ulinski, Morgan Elizabeth; Soto Martinez, Victor; Hirschberg, Julia Bell

This dataset contains 660 images, each annotated with descriptions and mood labels.
The images were originally created by users of the WordsEye text-to-scene system ( and were downloaded from the WordsEye gallery.

For each image, we used Amazon Mechanical Turk to obtain:
(a) a literal description that could function as a caption for the image,
(b) the most relevant mood for the picture (happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, or disgust),
(c) a short explanation of why that mood was selected.
We published three AMT HITs for each picture, for a total of 1980 captions, mood labels, and explanations.

This data was used for the machine learning experiments presented in:
Morgan Ulinski, Victor Soto, and Julia Hirschberg. Finding Emotion in Image Descriptions. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Issues of Sentiment Discovery and Opinion Mining, WISDOM '12, pages 8:1-8:7.
Please cite this paper if you use this data.


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August 27, 2019