The image captioning problem aims to let machine generate relevant sentence of a given image, which has been applied to the service robot. To improve the performance of image captioning effectively, some researchers propose to leverage the attention mechanism. However, the mechanism often suffers from distraction and sentence-disorder. In this paper, we propose an image captioning model based on a novel feed-back attention mechanism. In generating the corresponding language for a given image, the proposed model uses the attention feedback from the generated language. With the feedback, the attention heatmap of the original image will be revised, and the generated sentence will also be better. We evaluate the proposed method on three benchmark datasets, i.e., Flickr8k, Flickr30k and MSCOCO, and the experimental results show the superiority of the proposed method.
|Translated title of the contribution||Feedback Attention Model for Image Captioning|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Jisuanji Fuzhu Sheji Yu Tuxingxue Xuebao/Journal of Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2019|
- Attention feedback
- Attention mechanism
- Image captioning