Unsupervised Domain Generalization by Learning a Bridge Across Domains

Sivan Harary, Eli Schwartz, Assaf Arbelle, Peter Staar, Shady Abu-Hussein, Elad Amrani, Roei Herzig, Amit Alfassy, Raja Giryes, Hilde Kuehne, Dina Katabi, Kate Saenko, Rogerio Feris, Leonid Karlinsky

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Abstract

The ability to generalize learned representations across significantly different visual domains, such as between real photos, clipart, paintings, and sketches, is a fundamental capacity of the human visual system. In this paper, different from most cross-domain works that utilize some (or full) source domain supervision, we approach a relatively new and very practical Unsupervised Domain Generalization (UDG) setup of having no training supervision in neither source nor target domains. Our approach is based on self-supervised learning of a Bridge Across Domains (BrAD) - an auxiliary bridge domain accompanied by a set of semantics preserving visual (image-to-image) mappings to BrAD from each of the training domains. The BrAD and mappings to it are learned jointly (end-to-end) with a contrastive self-supervised representation model that semantically aligns each of the domains to its BrAD-projection, and hence implicitly drives all the domains (seen or unseen) to semantically align to each other. In this work, we show how using an edge-regularized BrAD our approach achieves significant gains across multiple benchmarks and a range of tasks, including UDG, Few-shot UDA, and unsupervised generalization across multi-domain datasets (including generalization to unseen domains and classes).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages5270-5280
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781665469463
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 202224 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Volume2022-June
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period19/06/2224/06/22

Keywords

  • categorization
  • Recognition: detection
  • Representation learning
  • retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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