Deep Zero-Shot Learning for Scene Sketch [article]

Yao Xie and Peng Xu and Zhanyu Ma
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We introduce a novel problem of scene sketch zero-shot learning (SSZSL), which is a challenging task, since (i) different from photo, the gap between common semantic domain (e.g., word vector) and sketch is too huge to exploit common semantic knowledge as the bridge for knowledge transfer, and (ii) compared with single-object sketch, more expressive feature representation for scene sketch is required to accommodate its high-level of abstraction and complexity. To overcome these challenges, we
more » ... opose a deep embedding model for scene sketch zero-shot learning. In particular, we propose the augmented semantic vector to conduct domain alignment by fusing multi-modal semantic knowledge (e.g., cartoon image, natural image, text description), and adopt attention-based network for scene sketch feature learning. Moreover, we propose a novel distance metric to improve the similarity measure during testing. Extensive experiments and ablation studies demonstrate the benefit of our sketch-specific design.
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