Domain-Shared Group-Sparse Dictionary Learning for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation

Baoyao Yang, Andy J. Ma, Pong Chi Yuen

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Unsupervised domain adaptation has been proved to be a promising approach to solve the problem of dataset bias. To employ source labels in the target domain, it is required to align the joint distributions of source and target data. To do this, the key research problem is to align conditional distributions across domains without target labels. In this paper, we propose a new criterion of domain-shared group-sparsity that is an equivalent condition for conditional distribution alignment. To solve the problem in joint distribution alignment, a domain-shared group-sparse dictionary learning method is developed towards joint alignment of conditional and marginal distributions. A classifier for target domain is trained using the domain-shared group-sparse coefficients and the target-specific information from the target data. Experimental results on cross-domain face and object recognition show that the proposed method outperforms eight state-of-the-art unsupervised domain adaptation algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018
PublisherAAAI press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781577358008
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2018
Event32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 2 Feb 20187 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ISSN (Print)2159-5399
ISSN (Electronic)2374-3468


Conference32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Internet address

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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