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Abstract:In this work, we focus on the problem of grounding language by training an agent
to follow a set of natural language instructions and navigate to a target object
in a 2D grid environment. The agent receives visual information through raw
pixels and a natural language instruction telling what task needs to be achieved.
Other than these two sources of information, our model does not have any prior
information of both the visual and textual modalities and is end-to-end trainable.
We develop an attention mechanism for multi-modal fusion of visual and textual
modalities that allows the agent to learn to complete the navigation tasks and also
achieve language grounding. Our experimental results show that our attention
mechanism outperforms the existing multi-modal fusion mechanisms proposed in
order to solve the above mentioned navigation task. We demonstrate through the
visualization of attention weights that our model learns to correlate attributes of
the object referred in the instruction with visual representations and also show
that the learnt textual representations are semantically meaningful as they follow
vector arithmetic and are also consistent enough to induce translation between instructions
in different natural languages. We also show that our model generalizes
effectively to unseen scenarios and exhibit zero-shot generalization capabilities.
In order to simulate the above described challenges, we introduce a new 2D environment
for an agent to jointly learn visual and textual modalities
TL;DR:Attention based architecture for language grounding via reinforcement learning in a new customizable 2D grid environment
Keywords:Deep reinforcement learning, Computer Vision, Multi-modal fusion, Language Grounding
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