Image-based Text Classification using 2D Convolutional Neural Networks
We propose a new approach to text classification in which we consider the input text as an image and apply 2D Convolutional Neural Networks to learn the local and global semantics of the sentences from the variations of the visual patterns of words. Our approach demonstrates that it is possible to get semantically meaningful features from images with text without using optical character recognition and sequential processing pipelines, techniques that traditional natural language processing algorithms require. To validate our approach, we present results for two applications: text classification and dialog modeling. Using a 2D Convolutional Neural Network, we were able to outperform the state-ofart accuracy results for a Chinese text classification task and achieved promising results for seven English text classification tasks. Furthermore, our approach outperformed the memory networks without match types when using out of vocabulary entities from Task 4 of the bAbI dialog dataset.
Citation : E. Merdivan, A. Vafeiadis, D. Kalatzis, S. Hanke, J. Kropf, K. Votis, D. Giakoumis, D. Tzovaras, L. Chen, R. Hamzaoui, M. Geist, Image-based text classification using 2D convolutional neural networks In: Proc. IEEE Smart World Congress 2019, Leicester, Aug. 2019.
Research Institute : Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes