A Competitive Deep Neural Network Approach for the ImageCLEFmed Caption 2020 Task

Marimuthu Kalimuthu, Fabrizio Nunnari, Daniel Sonntag

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI Documents (D) 2020.


The aim of ImageCLEFmed Caption task is to develop a system that automatically labels radiology images with relevant medical concepts. We describe our Deep Neural Network (DNN) based approach for tackling this problem. On the challenge test set of 3,534 radiology images, our system achieves an F1 score of 0.375 and ranks high, 12th among all systems that were successfully submitted to the challenge, whereby we only rely on the provided data sources and do not use any external medical knowledge or ontologies, or pretrained models from other medical image repositories or application domains.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence