Ad Lingua: Text Classification Improves Symbolism Prediction in Image Advertisements

Andrey Savchenko, Anton Alekseev, Sejeong Kwon, Elena Tutubalina, Evgeny Myasnikov, Sergey Nikolenko


Abstract
Understanding image advertisements is a challenging task, often requiring non-literal interpretation. We argue that standard image-based predictions are insufficient for symbolism prediction. Following the intuition that texts and images are complementary in advertising, we introduce a multimodal ensemble of a state of the art image-based classifier, a classifier based on an object detection architecture, and a fine-tuned language model applied to texts extracted from ads by OCR. The resulting system establishes a new state of the art in symbolism prediction.
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2020.coling-main.171
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Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
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December
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2020
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Barcelona, Spain (Online)
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COLING
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International Committee on Computational Linguistics
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1886–1892
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https://aclanthology.org/2020.coling-main.171
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10.18653/v1/2020.coling-main.171
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Andrey Savchenko, Anton Alekseev, Sejeong Kwon, Elena Tutubalina, Evgeny Myasnikov, and Sergey Nikolenko. 2020. Ad Lingua: Text Classification Improves Symbolism Prediction in Image Advertisements. In Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, pages 1886–1892, Barcelona, Spain (Online). International Committee on Computational Linguistics.
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Ad Lingua: Text Classification Improves Symbolism Prediction in Image Advertisements (Savchenko et al., COLING 2020)
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