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Retrieval-Augmented Layout Transformer for Content-Aware Layout Generation

Daichi Horita · Naoto Inoue · Kotaro Kikuchi · Kota Yamaguchi · Kiyoharu Aizawa

Arch 4A-E Poster #396
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Wed 19 Jun 10:30 a.m. PDT — noon PDT
Oral presentation: Orals 1B Vision and Graphics
Wed 19 Jun 9 a.m. PDT — 10:30 a.m. PDT


Content-aware graphic layout generation aims to automatically arrange visual elements along with a given content, such as an e-commerce product image. In this paper, we argue that the current layout generation approaches suffer from the limited training data for the high-dimensional layout structure. We show that a simple retrieval augmentation can significantly improve the generation quality. Our model, which is named Retrieval-Augmented Layout Transformer (RALF), retrieves nearest neighbor layout examples based on an input image and feeds these results into an autoregressive generator. Our model can apply retrieval augmentation to various controllable generation tasks and yield high-quality layouts within a unified architecture. Our extensive experiments show that RALF successfully generates content-aware layouts in both constrained and unconstrained settings and significantly outperforms the baselines.

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