Unified Questioner Transformer for Descriptive Question Generation in Goal-Oriented Visual Dialogue

Shoya Matsumori, Kosuke Shingyouchi, Yuki Abe, Yosuke Fukuchi, Komei Sugiura, Michita Imai

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Abstract

Building an interactive artificial intelligence that can ask questions about the real world is one of the biggest challenges for vision and language problems. In particular, goal-oriented visual dialogue, where the aim of the agent is to seek information by asking questions during a turn-taking dialogue, has been gaining scholarly attention recently. While several existing models based on the GuessWhat?! dataset [10] have been proposed, the Questioner typically asks simple category-based questions or absolute spatial questions. This might be problematic for complex scenes where the objects share attributes, or in cases where descriptive questions are required to distinguish objects. In this paper, we propose a novel Questioner architecture, called Unified Questioner Transformer (UniQer), for descriptive question generation with referring expressions. In addition, we build a goal-oriented visual dialogue task called CLEVR Ask. It synthesizes complex scenes that require the Questioner to generate descriptive questions. We train our model with two variants of CLEVR Ask datasets. The results of the quantitative and qualitative evaluations show that UniQer outperforms the baseline.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1878-1887
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781665428125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event18th IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2021 Oct 112021 Oct 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
ISSN (Print)1550-5499

Conference

Conference18th IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2021
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/10/1121/10/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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