Feed-Forward Latent Domain Adaptation

Ondrej Bohdal, Da Li, Shell Xu Hu, Timothy Hospedales

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We study a new highly-practical problem setting that enables resource-constrained edge devices to adapt a pretrained model to their local data distributions. Recognizing that device’s data are likely to come from multiple latent domains that include a mixture of unlabelled domain-relevant and domain-irrelevant examples, we focus on the comparatively under-studied problem of latent domain adaptation. Considering limitations of edge devices, we aim to only use a pre-trained model and adapt it in a feed-forward way, without using back-propagation and without access to the source data. Modelling these realistic constraints bring us to the novel and practically important problem setting of feedforward latent domain adaptation. Our solution is to metalearn a network capable of embedding the mixed-relevance target dataset and dynamically adapting inference for target examples using cross-attention. The resulting framework leads to consistent improvements over strong ERM baselines. We also show that our framework sometimes even improves on the upper bound of domain-supervised adaptation, where only domain-relevant instances are provided for adaptation. This suggests that human annotated domain labels may not always be optimal, and raises the possibility of doing better through automated instance selection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2024 IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-1892-0
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2024
EventIEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, 2024
- Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20248 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameProceedings (IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision. Online)
ISSN (Print)2472-6737
ISSN (Electronic)2642-9381


ConferenceIEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, 2024
Abbreviated titleWACV 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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