Language-Based Image Editing With Recurrent Attentive Models

Jianbo Chen, Yelong Shen, Jianfeng Gao, Jingjing Liu, Xiaodong Liu; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 8721-8729

Abstract


We investigate the problem of Language-Based Image Editing (LBIE). Given a source image and a natural language description, we want to generate a target image by editing the source image based on the description. We propose a generic modeling framework for two sub-tasks of LBIE: language-based image segmentation and image colorization. The framework uses recurrent attentive models to fuse image and language features. Instead of using a fixed step size, we introduce for each region of the image a termination gate to dynamically determine after each inference step whether to continue extrapolating additional information from the textual description. The effectiveness of the framework is validated on three datasets. First, we introduce a synthetic dataset, called CoSaL, to evaluate the end-to-end performance of our LBIE system. Second, we show that the framework leads to state-of-the-art performance on image segmentation on the ReferIt dataset. Third, we present the first language-based colorization result on the Oxford-102 Flowers dataset.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Chen_2018_CVPR,
author = {Chen, Jianbo and Shen, Yelong and Gao, Jianfeng and Liu, Jingjing and Liu, Xiaodong},
title = {Language-Based Image Editing With Recurrent Attentive Models},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}