Neural Caption Generation for News Images

Vishwash Batra, Yulan He, George Vogiatzis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


Automatic caption generation of images has gained significant interest. It gives rise to a lot of interesting image-related applications.
For example, it could help in image/video retrieval and management of vast amount of multimedia data available on the Internet. It
could also help in development of tools that can aid visually impaired individuals in accessing multimedia content. In this paper, we
particularly focus on news images and propose a methodology for automatically generating captions for news paper articles consisting
of a text paragraph and an image. We propose several deep neural network architectures built upon Recurrent Neural Networks. Results
on a BBC News dataset show that our proposed approach outperforms a traditional method based on Latent Dirichlet Allocation using
both automatic evaluation based on BLEU scores and human evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2018
EventThe 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: 7 May 201812 May 2018


ConferenceThe 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)
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