Inter-domain curriculum learning for domain generalization

Image credit: Kim et al., ICT Express 2021


Domain generalization aims to learn a domain-invariant representation from multiple source domains so that a model can generalize well across unseen target domains. Such models are often trained with examples that are presented randomly from all source domains, which can make the training unstable due to optimization in conflicting gradient directions. Here, we explore inter-domain curriculum learning (IDCL) where source domains are exposed in a meaningful order to gradually provide more complex ones. The experiments show that significant improvements can be achieved in both PACS and O ce-Home benchmarks, and ours improves the state-of-the-art method by 1.08%.

In ICT Express