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Visual Relationship Detection with Contextual Information

Yugang Li1, 2, *, Yongbin Wang1, Zhe Chen2, Yuting Zhu3

1 School of Computer and Cyberspace Security, Communication University of China, Beijing, 100024, China.
2 Academy of Broadcasting Science, Beijing, 100866, China.
3 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore.

* Corresponding Author: Yugang Li. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2020, 63(3), 1575-1589.


Understanding an image goes beyond recognizing and locating the objects in it, the relationships between objects also very important in image understanding. Most previous methods have focused on recognizing local predictions of the relationships. But real-world image relationships often determined by the surrounding objects and other contextual information. In this work, we employ this insight to propose a novel framework to deal with the problem of visual relationship detection. The core of the framework is a relationship inference network, which is a recurrent structure designed for combining the global contextual information of the object to infer the relationship of the image. Experimental results on Stanford VRD and Visual Genome demonstrate that the proposed method achieves a good performance both in efficiency and accuracy. Finally, we demonstrate the value of visual relationship on two computer vision tasks: image retrieval and scene graph generation.


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Y. Li, Y. Wang, Z. Chen and Y. Zhu, "Visual relationship detection with contextual information," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 63, no.3, pp. 1575–1589, 2020.


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