CycDA: Unsupervised Cycle Domain Adaptation to Learn from Image to Video

Wei Lin, Anna Kukleva, Kunyang Sun, Horst Possegger, Hilde Kuehne, Horst Bischof ;


"Although action recognition has achieved impressive results over recent years, both collection and annotation of video training data are still time-consuming and cost intensive. Therefore, image-to-video adaptation has been proposed to exploit labeling-free web image source for adapting on unlabeled target videos. This poses two major challenges: (1) spatial domain shift between web images and video frames; (2) modality gap between image and video data. To address these challenges, we propose Cycle Domain Adaptation (CycDA), a cycle-based approach for unsupervised image-to-video domain adaptation. We leverage the joint spatial information in images and videos on the one hand and, on the other hand, train an independent spatio-temporal model to bridge the modality gap. We alternate between the spatial and spatio-temporal learning with knowledge transfer between the two in each cycle. We evaluate our approach on benchmark datasets for image-to-video as well as for mixed-source domain adaptation achieving state-of-the-art results and demonstrating the benefits of our cyclic adaptation."

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