To help writers select a image from a large image database to help represents a prompt, using PyTorch we designed a network to compute the similarity between the text prompt and the images. We used a LSTM for the text, a ImageNet/DenseNet for the image, and the cosine similarity to compute their similarity at their final layer. We find promising results as seen in the header image.

This was a class project for CS6740: Advanced Language Technologies, spring of 2018 at Cornell University taught by Claire Cardie.



In this paper we explore the task of scoring the fit of an image to a caption. This task has many applications, particularly image search, but is also difficult because it combines two challenging fields in artificial intelligence: natural language understanding and image understanding. We propose a two-part model that uses an image encoder and sentence encoder to encode the image and caption into the same learned embedding space, then compute the cosine similarity between the two vectors to produce a final similarity score. The separate encoders allow for pre-computation of image or caption embeddings as applicable, allowing for very fast inference for applications like image search. We train our model on the 2017 COCO Dataset (Lin et al., 2014) and show promising results in experimentation.