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Dealing With Missing Modalities in the Visual Question Answer-Difference Prediction Task Through Knowledge Distillation
In this work, we address the issues of missing modalities that have arisen from the Visual Question Answer-Difference prediction task and find a novel method to solve the task at hand. We address the missing modality-the ground truth answers-that are not present at test time and use a privileged knowledge distillation scheme to deal with the issue of the missing modality. In order to efficiently do so, we first introduce a model, the "Big" Teacher, that takes the image/question/answer triplet as its input and outperforms the baseline, then use a combination of models to distill knowledge to a target network (student) that only takes the image/question pair as its inputs. We experiment our models on the VizWiz and VQA-V2 Answer Difference datasets and show through extensive experimentation and ablation the performances of our method and a diverse possibility for future research.