Story-oriented Image Selection and Placement [article]

Sreyasi Nag Chowdhury, Simon Razniewski, Gerhard Weikum
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Multimodal contents have become commonplace on the Internet today, manifested as news articles, social media posts, and personal or business blog posts. Among the various kinds of media (images, videos, graphics, icons, audio) used in such multimodal stories, images are the most popular. The selection of images from a collection - either author's personal photo album, or web repositories - and their meticulous placement within a text, builds a succinct multimodal commentary for digital
more » ... on. In this paper we present a system that automates the process of selecting relevant images for a story and placing them at contextual paragraphs within the story for a multimodal narration. We leverage automatic object recognition, user-provided tags, and commonsense knowledge, and use an unsupervised combinatorial optimization to solve the selection and placement problems seamlessly as a single unit.
arXiv:1909.00692v1 fatcat:vfpyju273faolohkfwmlvxueeu