HOME Board
Notice

Notice

Hit 587
Subject [ICASSP 2024] Towards Practical and Efficient Image-to-Speech Captioning with Vision-Language Pre-training and Multi-modal Tokens (by Minsu Kim) is accepted in ICASSP 2024
Name 관리자
Date 2023-12-20
Title: Towards Practical and Efficient Image-to-Speech Captioning with Vision-Language Pre-training and Multi-modal Tokens

Authors: Minsu Kim,  Jeongsoo Choi, Soumi Maiti, Jeong Hun Yeo,  Shinji Watanabe, and Yong Man Ro

In this paper, we propose methods to build a powerful and efficient Image-to-Speech captioning (Im2Sp) model. To this end, we start with importing the rich knowledge related to image comprehension and language modeling from a large-scale pre-trained visionlanguage model into Im2Sp. We set the output of the proposed Im2Sp as discretized speech units, i.e., the quantized speech features of a self-supervised speech model. The speech units mainly contain linguistic information while suppressing other characteristics of speech. This allows us to incorporate the language modeling capability of the pre-trained vision-language model into the spoken language modeling of Im2Sp. With the vision-language pre-training strategy, we set new state-of-the-art Im2Sp performances on two widely used benchmark databases, COCO and Flickr8k. Then, we further improve the efficiency of the Im2Sp model. Similar to the speech unit case, we convert the original image into image units, which are derived through vector quantization of the raw image. With these image units, we can drastically reduce the required data storage for saving image data to just 0.8% when compared to the original image data in terms of bits. Demo page: bit.ly/3Z9T6LJ


IMAGE VIDEO SYSTEM (IVY.) KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAIST), ICASSP 2024