Scene Graph based Image Retrieval – A case study on the CLEVR Dataset [article]

Sahana Ramnath, Amrita Saha, Soumen Chakrabarti, Mitesh M. Khapra
2019 arXiv   pre-print
With the prolification of multimodal interaction in various domains, recently there has been much interest in text based image retrieval in the computer vision community. However most of the state of the art techniques model this problem in a purely neural way, which makes it difficult to incorporate pragmatic strategies in searching a large scale catalog especially when the search requirements are insufficient and the model needs to resort to an interactive retrieval process through multiple
more » ... erations of question-answering. Motivated by this, we propose a neural-symbolic approach for a one-shot retrieval of images from a large scale catalog, given the caption description. To facilitate this, we represent the catalog and caption as scene-graphs and model the retrieval task as a learnable graph matching problem, trained end-to-end with a REINFORCE algorithm. Further, we briefly describe an extension of this pipeline to an iterative retrieval framework, based on interactive questioning and answering.
arXiv:1911.00850v1 fatcat:j5lktzr65ffbna5x77uu5bnksy