December 4, 2017

One-Sided Unsupervised Domain Mapping

Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)

By: Sagie Benaim, Lior Wolf


In unsupervised domain mapping, the learner is given two unmatched datasets A and B. The goal is to learn a mapping GAB that translates a sample in A to the analog sample in B. Recent approaches have shown that when learning simultaneously both GAB and the inverse mapping GBA, convincing mappings are obtained. In this work, we present a method of learning GAB without learning GBA. This is done by learning a mapping that maintains the distance between a pair of samples. Moreover, good mappings are obtained, even by maintaining the distance between different parts of the same sample before and after mapping. We present experimental results that the new method not only allows for one sided mapping learning, but also leads to preferable numerical results over the existing circularity-based constraint. Our entire code is publicly available.