Unsupervised Domain Adaptation by Domain Invariant Projection

Mahsa Baktashmotlagh, Mehrtash T. Harandi, Brian C. Lovell, Mathieu Salzmann; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013, pp. 769-776

Abstract


Domain-invariant representations are key to addressing the domain shift problem where the training and test examples follow different distributions. Existing techniques that have attempted to match the distributions of the source and target domains typically compare these distributions in the original feature space. This space, however, may not be directly suitable for such a comparison, since some of the features may have been distorted by the domain shift, or may be domain specific. In this paper, we introduce a Domain Invariant Projection approach: An unsupervised domain adaptation method that overcomes this issue by extracting the information that is invariant across the source and target domains. More specifically, we learn a projection of the data to a low-dimensional latent space where the distance between the empirical distributions of the source and target examples is minimized. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach on the task of visual object recognition and show that it outperforms state-of-the-art methods on a standard domain adaptation benchmark dataset.

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@InProceedings{Baktashmotlagh_2013_ICCV,
author = {Baktashmotlagh, Mahsa and Harandi, Mehrtash T. and Lovell, Brian C. and Salzmann, Mathieu},
title = {Unsupervised Domain Adaptation by Domain Invariant Projection},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2013}
}