A Comparative Study on Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Coffee Crop Mapping

  • Edemir FerreiraEmail author
  • Hugo OliveiraEmail author
  • Mário Sérgio AlvimEmail author
  • Jefersson Alex dos SantosEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11401)


In this work, we investigate the application of existing unsupervised domain adaptation (UDA) approaches to the task of transferring knowledge between crop regions having different coffee patterns. Given a geographical region with fully mapped coffee plantations, we observe that this knowledge can be used to train a classifier and to map a new county with no need of samples indicated in the target region. Experimental results show that transferring knowledge via UDA strategies performs better than just applying a classifier trained in a region to predict coffee crops in a new one. However, UDA methods may lead to negative transfer, which may indicate that domains are excessively dissimilar, rendering transfer strategies ineffective. We observe a meaningful complementary contribution between coffee crop data; and a visual behavior suggests the existence of clusters of samples that are more likely to be drawn from a specific data.


Unsupervised domain adaptation Remote sensing Transfer knowledge Coffee crops 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil

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