Cross-Domain Visual Representations via Unsupervised Graph Alignment
In unsupervised domain adaptation, distributions of visual representations are mismatched across domains, which leads to the performance drop of a source model in the target domain. Therefore, distribution alignment methods have been proposed to explore cross-domain visual representations. However, most alignment methods have not considered the difference in distribution structures across domains, and the adaptation would subject to the insufficient aligned cross-domain representations. To avoid the misclassification/misidentification due to the difference in distribution structures, this paper proposes a novel unsupervised graph alignment method that aligns both data representations and distribution structures across the source and target domains. An adversarial network is developed for unsupervised graph alignment, which maps both source and target data to a feature space where data are distributed with unified structure criteria. Experimental results show that the graph-aligned visual representations achieve good performance on both crossdataset recognition and cross-modal re-identification.