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My google skills have failed me during research for a college project. Our task is write a program that describes an image in spacial terms, e.g. "Cat on the left of a chair", or for a simple image "Two triangles over a large circle, and a sqaure underneath it".
Suppose that after analysing an image I have a set of objects, with names, coordinates, sizes, orientations. I want to transform this set into sentences like above, i.e. describing relative positions, overlaying and so on.

Unfortunately, I cannot find anything on this subject. "Scene decription" means 3D graphics description languages. "Image description" is about the nouns and, recently, the verbs describing an image. It seems that I have the wrong keywords.
I'd much appreciate any hints about what to look for. Links to scientific papers to peruse (if you have any at hand) would be great too.

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This seems to be exactly scene description as described, for example, in Timor Kadir's thesis:

Broadly speaking, the aim of scene description is to arrive at a set of descriptions of a real world scene which sufficiently capture the component parts of the scene, their positions, poses, motions and interactions. (p. 3)

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your haste reply. I see now that my question was not precise enough - i've edited the second paragraph to specify what I'm looking for. $\endgroup$ – user44168 May 10 '15 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ OK -- no worries. But it seems like you're doing one of the stages of scene description, so the material and references in the thesis I linked could still be relevant. $\endgroup$ – David Richerby May 10 '15 at 21:03
  • $\begingroup$ It sure will, if we ever get to real life images, and not just simpified "kidergarden" samples. Eh, college ;-) $\endgroup$ – user44168 May 10 '15 at 21:08

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