Generalized domain-adaptive dictionaries

Sumit Shekhar, Vishal M. Patel, Hien V. Nguyen, Rama Chellappa

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Data-driven dictionaries have produced state-of-the-art results in various classification tasks. However, when the target data has a different distribution than the source data, the learned sparse representation may not be optimal. In this paper, we investigate if it is possible to optimally represent both source and target by a common dictionary. Specifically, we describe a technique which jointly learns projections of data in the two domains, and a latent dictionary which can succinctly represent both the domains in the projected low-dimensional space. An efficient optimization technique is presented, which can be easily kernelized and extended to multiple domains. The algorithm is modified to learn a common discriminative dictionary, which can be further used for classification. The proposed approach does not require any explicit correspondence between the source and target domains, and shows good results even when there are only a few labels available in the target domain. Various recognition experiments show that the method performs on par or better than competitive state-of-the-art methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6618897
Pages (from-to)361-368
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
StatePublished - 2013
Event26th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2013Jun 28 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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