Gated Multimodal Units for Information Fusion

John Arevalo, Thamar Solorio, Manuel Montes-y-Gómez, Fabio A. González

Feb 08, 2017 (modified: Feb 08, 2017) ICLR 2017 workshop submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: This paper presents a novel model for multimodal learning based on gated neural networks. The Gated Multimodal Unit (GMU) model is intended to be used as an internal unit in a neural network architecture whose purpose is to find an intermediate representation based on a combination of data from different modalities. The GMU learns to decide how modalities influence the activation of the unit using multiplicative gates. It was evaluated on a multilabel scenario for genre classification of movies using the plot and the poster. The GMU improved the macro f-score performance of single-modality approaches and outperformed other fusion strategies, including mixture of experts models. Along with this work, the MM-IMDb dataset is released which, to the best of our knowledge, is the largest publicly available multimodal dataset for genre prediction on movies.
  • TL;DR: Gated Multimodal Units: a novel unit that learns to combine multiple modalities using multiplicative gates
  • Keywords: Multi-modal learning, Applications, Supervised Learning
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