MMChat: Multi-Modal Chat Dataset on Social Media

Yinhe Zheng, Guanyi Chen, Xin Liu, Jian Sun


Abstract
Incorporating multi-modal contexts in conversation is an important step for developing more engaging dialogue systems. In this work, we explore this direction by introducing MMChat: a large scale Chinese multi-modal dialogue corpus (32.4M raw dialogues and 120.84K filtered dialogues). Unlike previous corpora that are crowd-sourced or collected from fictitious movies, MMChat contains image-grounded dialogues collected from real conversations on social media, in which the sparsity issue is observed. Specifically, image-initiated dialogues in common communications may deviate to some non-image-grounded topics as the conversation proceeds. To better investigate this issue, we manually annotate 100K dialogues from MMChat and further filter the corpus accordingly, which yields MMChat-hf. We develop a benchmark model to address the sparsity issue in dialogue generation tasks by adapting the attention routing mechanism on image features. Experiments demonstrate the usefulness of incorporating image features and the effectiveness in handling the sparsity of image features.
Anthology ID:
2022.lrec-1.621
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Proceedings of the Thirteenth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
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June
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2022
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Marseille, France
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association
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5778–5786
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https://aclanthology.org/2022.lrec-1.621
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Yinhe Zheng, Guanyi Chen, Xin Liu, and Jian Sun. 2022. MMChat: Multi-Modal Chat Dataset on Social Media. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, pages 5778–5786, Marseille, France. European Language Resources Association.
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MMChat: Multi-Modal Chat Dataset on Social Media (Zheng et al., LREC 2022)
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Code
 silverriver/mmchat
Data
MMChatVisual Genome