The More You Know: Using Knowledge Graphs for Image Classification

Kenneth Marino, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Abhinav Gupta; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017, pp. 2673-2681

Abstract


One characteristic that sets humans apart from modern learning-based computer vision algorithms is the ability to acquire knowledge about the world and use that knowledge to reason about the visual world. Humans can learn about the characteristics of objects and the relationships that occur between them to learn a large variety of visual concepts, often with few examples. This paper investigates the use of structured prior knowledge in the form of knowledge graphs and shows that using this knowledge improves performance on image classification. We build on recent work on end-to-end learning on graphs, introducing the Graph Search Neural Network as a way of efficiently incorporating large knowledge graphs into a vision classification pipeline. We show in a number of experiments that our method outperforms standard neural network baselines for multi-label classification.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Marino_2017_CVPR,
author = {Marino, Kenneth and Salakhutdinov, Ruslan and Gupta, Abhinav},
title = {The More You Know: Using Knowledge Graphs for Image Classification},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {July},
year = {2017}
}