Multi-Modality Cross Attention Network for Image and Sentence Matching

CVPR 2020

Multi-Modality Cross Attention Network for Image and Sentence Matching

Sep 29, 2020
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Authors: Xi Wei, Tianzhu Zhang, Yan Li, Yongdong Zhang, Feng Wu Description: The key of image and sentence matching is to accurately measure the visual-semantic similarity between an image and a sentence. However, most existing methods make use of only the intra-modality relationship within each modality or the inter-modality relationship between image regions and sentence words for the cross-modal matching task. Different from them, in this work, we propose a novel MultiModality Cross Attention (MMCA) Network for image and sentence matching by jointly modeling the intra-modality and inter-modality relationships of image regions and sentence words in a unified deep model. In the proposed MMCA, we design a novel cross-attention mechanism, which is able to exploit not only the intra-modality relationship within each modality, but also the inter-modality relationship between image regions and sentence words to complement and enhance each other for image and sentence matching. Extensive experimental results on two standard benchmarks including Flickr30K and MS-COCO demonstrate that the proposed model performs favorably against state-of-the-art image and sentence matching methods.

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