Contrastive Language-Image Pre-Training with Knowledge Graphs


Recent years have witnessed the vast development of large-scale pre-training frameworks that can extract multi-modal representations in a unified form and achieve promising performances when transferred to downstream tasks. Nevertheless, existing approaches mainly focus on pre-training with simple image-text pairs, while neglecting the semantic connections between concepts from different modalities. In this paper, we propose a knowledge-based pre-training framework, dubbed Knowledge-CLIP, that injects semantic information into the widely used CLIP model. Through introducing knowledge-based objectives in the pre-training process and utilizing different types of knowledge graphs as training data, our model can semantically align the representations in vision and language, and also enhance the reasoning ability across scenarios and modalities. Extensive experiments on various vision-language downstream tasks demonstrate the effectiveness of Knowledge-CLIP comparing with the original CLIP and competitive baselines.

In Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2022
Xuran Pan
Xuran Pan
Ph.D. Student

My research interests lie in model architecuture design, graph neural network and 3D computer vision.