Beyond Dataset Bias: Multi-task Unaligned Shared Knowledge Transfer [chapter]

Tatiana Tommasi, Novi Quadrianto, Barbara Caputo, Christoph H. Lampert
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Many visual datasets are traditionally used to analyze the performance of different learning techniques. The evaluation is usually done within each dataset, therefore it is questionable if such results are a reliable indicator of true generalization ability. We propose here an algorithm to exploit the existing data resources when learning on a new multiclass problem. Our main idea is to identify an image representation that decomposes orthogonally into two subspaces: a part specific to each
more » ... set, and a part generic to, and therefore shared between, all the considered source sets. This allows us to use the generic representation as un-biased reference knowledge for a novel classification task. By casting the method in the multi-view setting, we also make it possible to use different features for different databases. We call the algorithm MUST, Multitask Unaligned Shared knowledge Transfer. Through extensive experiments on five public datasets, we show that MUST consistently improves the cross-datasets generalization performance.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37331-2_1 fatcat:s7ufj7zsbvfufaigsiuj7y7xmq