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Addressing Target Shift in Zero-Shot Learning Using Grouped Adversarial Learning
Zero-shot learning (ZSL) algorithms typically work by exploiting attribute correlations to make predictions for unseen classes. However, these correlations do not remain intact at test time in most practical settings, and the resulting change in these correlations leads to adverse effects on zero-shot learning performance. In this paper, we present a new paradigm for ZSL that: (i) utilizes the class-attribute mapping of unseen classes to estimate the change in target distribution (target shift), and (ii) propose a novel technique called grouped Adversarial Learning (gAL) to reduce negative effects of this shift. Our approach is widely applicable for several existing ZSL algorithms, including those with implicit attribute predictions. We apply the proposed technique (gAL) on three popular ZSL algorithms: ALE, SJE, and DEVISE, and show performance improvements on 4 popular ZSL datasets: AwA2, aPY, CUB, and SUN.