Domain adaptation from multiple sources via auxiliary classifiers

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Proceedings of the 26th International Conference On Machine Learning, ICML 2009, 2009, pp. 289 - 296
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We propose a multiple source domain adaptation method, referred to as Domain Adaptation Machine (DAM), to learn a robust decision function (referred to as target classifier) for label prediction of patterns from the target domain by leveraging a set of pre-computed classifiers (referred to as auxiliary/source classifiers) independently learned with the labeled patterns from multiple source domains. We introduce a new data-dependent regularizer based on smoothness assumption into Least-Squares SVM (LS-SVM), which enforces that the target classifier shares similar decision values with the auxiliary classifiers from relevant source domains on the unlabeled patterns of the target domain. In addition, we employ a sparsity regularizer to learn a sparse target classifier. Comprehensive experiments on the challenging TRECVID 2005 corpus demonstrate that DAM outperforms the existing multiple source domain adaptation methods for video concept detection in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.
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