Recent advances in unsupervised domain adaptation (UDA) show that transferable prototypical learning presents a powerful means for class conditional alignment, which encourages the closeness of cross-domain class centroids. However, the cross-domain inner-class compactness and the underlying fine-grained subtype structure remained largely underexplored. In this work, we propose to adaptively carry out the fine-grained subtype-aware alignment by explicitly enforcing the class-wise separation and subtype-wise compactness with intermediate pseudo labels. Our key insight is that the unlabeled subtypes of a class can be divergent to one another with different conditional and label shifts, while inheriting the local proximity within a subtype. The cases of with or without the prior information on subtype numbers are investigated to discover the underlying subtype structure in an online fashion. The proposed subtype-aware dynamic UDA achieves promising results on medical diagnosis tasks.
|Title of host publication||Proc. 35th AAAI Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2021, Virtual Conference)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Name||Proc. 35th AAAI Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2021, Virtual Conference|