Heterogeneous Domain Adaptation using Manifold Alignment
Chang Wang and Sridhar Mahadevan
We propose a manifold alignment based approach for heterogeneous domain adaptation. A key aspect of this approach is to construct mappings to link different feature spaces in order to transfer knowledge across domains. The new approach can reuse labeled data from multiple source domains in a target domain even in the case when the input domains do not share any common features or instances. This paper also extends existing manifold alignment approaches by making use of labels rather than correspondences to align the manifolds. This extension significantly broadens the application scope of manifold alignment, since the correspondence relationship required by existing alignment approaches is hard to obtain in many applications. We describe and evaluate our approach both theoretically and experimentally, providing results showing useful knowledge transfer across domains.