Learning Distribution-Matched Landmarks for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation

  • Mengmeng Jing
  • Jingjing LiEmail author
  • Jidong Zhao
  • Ke Lu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10828)


Domain adaptation is widely used in database applications, especially in data mining. The basic assumption of domain adaptation (DA) is that some latent factors are shared by the source domain and the target domain. Revealing these shared factors, as a result, is the core operation of many DA approaches. This paper proposes a novel approach, named Learning Distribution-Matched Landmarks (LDML), for unsupervised DA. LDML reveals the latent factors by learning a domain-invariant subspace where the two domains are well aligned at both feature level and sample level. At the feature level, the divergences of both the marginal distribution and the conditional distribution are mitigated. At the sample level, each sample is evaluated so that we can take full advantage of the pivotal samples and filter out the outliers. Extensive experiments on two standard benchmarks verify that our approach can outperform state-of-the-art methods with significant advantages.


Domain adaptation Transfer learning Landmark selection 



This work was supported in part by the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents under Grant BX201700045, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation under Grant 2017M623006, the Applied Basic Research Program of Sichuan Province under Grant 2015JY0124, and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under Grant ZYGX2016J089.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mengmeng Jing
    • 1
  • Jingjing Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jidong Zhao
    • 1
  • Ke Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduChina

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