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DC-FUDA: Improving Deep Clustering via Fully Unsupervised Domain Adaptation

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posted on 2021-07-23, 19:33 authored by Zhimeng YangZhimeng Yang, Zirui Wu, Ming Zeng, Yazhou Ren, Xiaorong Pu, Jie Xu, Yang Yang
By transferring knowledge from a source domain, the performance of deep clustering on an unlabeled target domain can be improved. When achieving this, traditional approaches make the assumption that adequate amount of labeled data is available in a source domain. However, this assumption is usually unrealistic in practice. The source domain should be carefully selected to share some characteristics with the target domain, and it can not be guaranteed that rich labeled samples are always available in the selected source domain.
We propose a novel framework to improve deep clustering by transferring knowledge from a source domain without any labeled data. To select reliable instances in the source domain for transferring, we propose a novel adaptive threshold algorithm to select low entropy instances. To transfer important features of the selected instances, we propose a feature-level domain adaptation network (FeatureDA) which cancels unstable generation process. With extensive experiments, we validate that our method effectively improves deep clustering, without using any labeled data in the source domain. Besides, without using any labeled data in the source domain, our method achieves competitive results, compared to the state-of-the-art methods using labeled data in the source domain.


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