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Affinity Workshop: Tiny Papers Poster Session 4

Cognitive resilience: Unraveling the proficiency of image-captioning models to interpret masked visual content

Zhicheng Du · Xie Zhaotian · Huazhang Ying · Likun Zhang · Peiwu Qin

Halle B #308
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Wed 8 May 7:30 a.m. PDT — 9:30 a.m. PDT


This study explores the ability of Image Captioning (IC) models to decode masked visual content sourced from diverse datasets. Our findings reveal the IC model's capability to generate captions from masked images, closely resembling the original content. Notably, even in the presence of masks, the model adeptly crafts descriptive textual information that goes beyond what is observable in the original image-generated captions. While the decoding performance of the IC model experiences a decline with an increase in the masked region's area, the model still performs well when important regions of the image are not masked at high coverage. The source code and all experimental results will be available on Github.

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