Improving Multimodal Named Entity Recognition via Entity Span Detection with Unified Multimodal Transformer

ACL 2020 Jianfei YuJing JiangLi YangRui Xia

In this paper, we study Multimodal Named Entity Recognition (MNER) for social media posts. Existing approaches for MNER mainly suffer from two drawbacks: (1) despite generating word-aware visual representations, their word representations are insensitive to the visual context; (2) most of them ignore the bias brought by the visual context... (read more)

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