Semantic Domain Adversarial Networks for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation

30 Mar 2020  ·  Dapeng Hu, Jian Liang, Qibin Hou, Hanshu Yan, Yunpeng Chen, Shuicheng Yan, Jiashi Feng ·

Domain adversarial training has become a prevailing and effective paradigm for unsupervised domain adaptation (UDA). To successfully align the multi-modal data structures across domains, the following works exploit discriminative information in the adversarial training process, e.g., using multiple class-wise discriminators and introducing conditional information in input or output of the domain discriminator. However, these methods either require non-trivial model designs or are inefficient for UDA tasks. In this work, we attempt to address this dilemma by devising simple and compact conditional domain adversarial training methods. We first show that the previous failure of the concatenation conditioning strategy mainly accounts for the weak support of the conditioning. Thus we propose an effective concatenation conditioning strategy by introducing a norm control factor to strengthen the conditioning and term the derived method as \underline{S}emantic \underline{D}omain \underline{A}dversarial \underline{N}etworks~(SDAN). However, directly applying predictions for conditional domain alignment, SDAN still suffers from inaccurate target predictions. We further propose a novel structure-aware conditioning strategy to enhance SDAN by conditioning the cross-domain feature alignment in the structure-aware semantic space rather than in the prediction space. We term the enhanced method as \underline{S}tructure-aware \underline{S}emantic \underline{D}omain \underline{A}dversarial \underline{N}etworks~(SSDAN). Experiments on both object recognition and semantic segmentation show that SDAN effectively aligns the multi-modal structures across domains and even outperforms state-of-the-art domain adversarial training methods. With structure-aware semantic conditioning, SSDAN further improves the adaptation performance over SDAN on multiple object recognition benchmarks for UDA.

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