Multimodal Subtask Graph Generation from Instructional VideosDownload PDF

Published: 06 Mar 2023, Last Modified: 01 May 2023MRL 2023Readers: Everyone
Keywords: insturctional video, graph generation, inductive logic programming, vision and language, subtask graph
TL;DR: We study the task of generating subtask graphs from instructional videos describing a particular task and propose Multimodal Subtask Graph Generation (MSG^2), a new approach based on Inductive Logic Programming.
Abstract: Real-world tasks consist of multiple inter-dependent subtasks (e.g., a dirty pan needs to be washed before cooking). In this work, we aim to model the causal dependencies between such subtasks from instructional videos describing the task. This is a challenging problem since complete information about the world is often inaccessible from videos, which demands robust learning mechanisms to understand the causal structure of events. We present Multimodal Subtask Graph Generation (MSG$^2$), an approach that constructs a Subtask Graph defining the dependency between a task’s subtasks relevant to a task from noisy web videos. Graphs generated by our multimodal approach are closer to human-annotated graphs compared to prior approaches. MSG$^2$ further performs the downstream task of next subtask prediction 85% and 30% more accurately than recent video transformer models in the ProceL and CrossTask datasets, respectively.
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