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Cross-Lingual Text Image Recognition Via Multi-Task Sequence to Sequence Learning
Auto-TLDR; Cross-Lingual Text Image Recognition with Multi-task Learning
This paper considers recognizing texts shown in a source language and translating into a target language, without generating the intermediate source language text image recognition results. We call this problem Cross-Lingual Text Image Recognition (CLTIR). To solve this problem, we propose a multi-task system containing a main task of CLTIR and an auxiliary task of Mono-Lingual Text Image Recognition (MLTIR) simultaneously. Two different sequence to sequence learning methods, a convolution based attention model and a BLSTM model with CTC, are adopted for these tasks respectively. We evaluate the system on a newly collected Chinese-English bilingual movie subtitle image dataset. Experimental results demonstrate the multi-task learning framework performs superiorly in both languages.
F-Mixup: Attack CNNs from Fourier Perspective
Auto-TLDR; F-Mixup: A novel black-box attack in frequency domain for deep neural networks
Recent research has revealed that deep neural networks are highly vulnerable to adversarial examples. In this paper, different from most adversarial attacks which directly modify pixels in spatial domain, we propose a novel black-box attack in frequency domain, named as f-mixup, based on the property of natural images and perception disparity between human-visual system (HVS) and convolutional neural networks (CNNs): First, natural images tend to have the bulk of their Fourier spectrums concentrated on the low frequency domain; Second, HVS is much less sensitive to high frequencies while CNNs can utilize both low and high frequency information to make predictions. Extensive experiments are conducted and show that deeper CNNs tend to concentrate more on the high frequency domain, which may explain the contradiction between robustness and accuracy. In addition, we compared f-mixup with existing attack methods and observed that our approach possesses great advantages. Finally, we show that f-mixup can be also incorporated in training to make deep CNNs defensible against a kind of perturbations effectively.
Mutually Guided Dual-Task Network for Scene Text Detection
Auto-TLDR; A dual-task network for word-level and line-level text detection
Scene text detection has been studied extensively. Existing methods detect either words or text lines and use either word-level or line-level annotated data for training. In this paper, we propose a dual-task network that can perform word-level and line-level text detection simultaneously and use training data of both levels of annotation to boost the performance. The dual-task network has two detection heads for word-level and line-level text detection, respectively. Then we propose a mutual guidance scheme for the joint training of the two tasks with two modules: line filtering module utilizes the output of the text line detector to filter out the non-text regions for the word detector, and word enhancing module provides prior positions of words for the text line detector depending on the output of the word detector. Experimental results of word-level and line-level text detection demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed dual-task network and mutual guidance scheme, and the results of our method are competitive with state-of-the-art methods.