The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume XLIII-B3-2022
31 May 2022
 | 31 May 2022


S. Zhao, S. Saha, and X. X. Zhu

Keywords: Graph Neural Networks, Open-set, Domain Adaptation, Progressive Learning

Abstract. Owing to the presence of many sensors and geographic/seasonal variations, domain adaptation is an important topic in remote sensing. However, most domain adaptation methods focus on close-set adaptation, i.e., they assume that the source and target domains share the same label space. This assumption often does not hold in practice, as there can be previously unseen classes in the target domain. To circumnavigate this issue, we propose a method for open set domain adaptation, where the target domain contains additional unknown classes that are not present in the source domain. To improve the model’s generalization ability, we propose a Progressive Weighted Graph Learning (PWGL) method. The proposed method exploits graph neural networks in aggregating similar samples across source and target domains. The progressive strategy gradually separates the unknown samples apart from known samples and upgrades the source domain by incorporating the pseudolabeled known target samples. The weighted adversarial learning promotes the alignment of known classes across different domains and rejects the unknown class. The experiments performed on a multi-city dataset show the effectiveness of the proposed approach.