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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Image Captioning by Tensorflow is Now Open Source

I have mentioned before this is a problem we addressed for several AI oriented applications.  We called it 'image recognition'. Now the general solution is open source.   Some samples images in the article, and they are impressive. The general solution of this captioning problem is an important one.

Show and Tell: image captioning open sourced in TensorFlow
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Posted by Chris Shallue, Software Engineer, Google Brain Team

In 2014, research scientists on the Google Brain team trained a machine learning system to automatically produce captions that accurately describe images. Further development of that system led to its success in the Microsoft COCO 2015 image captioning challenge, a competition to compare the best algorithms for computing accurate image captions, where it tied for first place.

Today, we’re making the latest version of our image captioning system available as an open source model in TensorFlow. This release contains significant improvements to the computer vision component of the captioning system, is much faster to train, and produces more detailed and accurate descriptions compared to the original system. These improvements are outlined and analyzed in the paper Show and Tell: Lessons learned from the 2015 MSCOCO Image Captioning Challenge, published in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.  .... " 

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