DiDA: Disambiguated Domain Alignment for Cross-Domain Retrieval with Partial Labels

Haoran Liu, Ying Ma, Ming Yan, Yingke Chen, Dezhong Peng, Xu Wang*

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Driven by generative AI and the Internet, there is an increasing availability of a wide variety of images, leading to the significant and popular task of cross-domain image retrieval. To reduce annotation costs and increase performance, this paper focuses on an untouched but challenging problem, i.e., cross-domain image retrieval with partial labels (PCIR). Specifically, PCIR faces great challenges due to the ambiguous supervision signal and the domain gap. To address these challenges, we propose a novel method called disambiguated domain alignment (DiDA) for cross-domain retrieval with partial labels. In detail, DiDA elaborates a novel prototype-score unitization learning mechanism (PSUL) to extract common discriminative representations by simultaneously disambiguating the partial labels and narrowing the domain gap. Additionally, DiDA proposes a prototype-based domain alignment mechanism (PBDA) to further bridge the inherent cross-domain discrepancy. Attributed to PSUL and PBDA, our DiDA effectively excavates domain-invariant discrimination for cross-domain image retrieval. We demonstrate the effectiveness of DiDA through comprehensive experiments on three benchmarks, comparing it to existing state-of-the-art methods. Code available: https://github.com/lhrrrrrr/DiDA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
EditorsMichael Wooldridge, Jennifer Dy, Sriraam Natarajan
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherAAAI Press/International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)1577358872, 9781577358879
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2024
Event38th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2024 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 20 Feb 202427 Feb 2024

Publication series

NameProceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
ISSN (Print)2159-5399


Conference38th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2024

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