Publikation

Putting Humans in the Image Captioning Loop

Aliki Anagnostopoulou, Mareike Hartmann, Daniel Sonntag

Bridging Human-Computer Interaction and Natural Language Processing (NAACL 2022) 7/2022.

Abstrakt

Image Captioning (IC) models can highly benefit from human feedback in the training process, especially in cases where data is limited. We present work-in-progress on adapting an IC system to integrate human feedback, with the goal to make it easily adaptable to user-specific data. Our approach builds on a base IC model pre-trained on the MS COCO dataset, which generates captions for unseen images. The user will then be able to offer feedback on the image and the generated/predicted caption, which will be augmented to create additional training instances for the adaptation of the model. The additional instances are integrated into the model using step-wise updates, and a sparse memory replay component is used to avoid catastrophic forgetting. We hope that this approach, while leading to improved results, will also result in customizable IC models.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence