Model-agnostic gender debiased image captioning

概要

Image captioning models are known to perpetuate and amplify harmful societal bias in the training set. In this work, we aim to mitigate such gender bias in image captioning models. While prior work has addressed this problem by forcing models to focus on people to reduce gender misclassification, it conversely generates gender-stereotypical words at the expense of predicting the correct gender. From this observation, we hypothesize that there are two types of gender bias affecting image captioning models: 1) bias that exploits context to predict gender, and 2) bias in the probability of generating certain (often stereotypical) words because of gender. To mitigate both types of gender biases, we propose a framework, called LIBRA, that learns from synthetically biased samples to decrease both types of biases, correcting gender misclassification and changing gender-stereotypical words to more neutral ones.

論文種別
発表文献
Proc.~IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
廣田裕亮
廣田裕亮
博士後期課程学生
中島悠太
中島悠太
准教授

コンピュータビジョン・パターン認識などの研究。ディープニューラルネットワークなどを用いた画像・映像の認識・理解を主に、自然言語処理を援用した応用研究などに従事。

Noa Garcia
Noa Garcia
特任助教

Her research interests lie in computer vision and machine learning applied to visual retrieval and joint models of vision and language for high-level understanding tasks.