Research on Distribution Alignment and Semantic Consistency in the Adversarial Domain Adaptation

  • Jingcheng Ni
  • Haiyang Jia
  • Fangyuan Zhang
  • Yixuan Wang
  • Juan ChenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11062)


Domain adaptation is an effective method solving the learning tasks lack of labeled data. In recent years, the adversarial domain adaptation (ADA) has achieved attractive results in a series transfer learning tasks. ADA reduces the distribution discrepancy between the source and the target by extracting the domain invariant features. However, the lack of constraints on the transferable features leads to poor results even negative transfers. A novel ADA method is proposed to solve this problem which contains two main improvements: the conditional distribution alignment and the semantic consistency regularization. The experiment demonstrate that the proposed method has promising improvement in the classification accuracy on the benchmark dataset. The code and data can be downloaded from


Domain adaptation Computer vision Generative adversarial network 



This paper is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. 61502198, 61472161, 61402195, 61103091 and the Science and Technology Development Plan of Jilin Province under Grant No. 20160520099JH, 20150101051JC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingcheng Ni
    • 2
  • Haiyang Jia
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Fangyuan Zhang
    • 2
  • Yixuan Wang
    • 2
  • Juan Chen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyJilin UniversityChangchunPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of SoftwareJilin UniversityChangchunPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Symbolic Computation and Knowledge Engineering of Ministry of EducationJilin UniversityChangchunPeople’s Republic of China

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