Dalila Ressi, DAIS
Within modern Deep Learning setups, data augmentation is the weapon of choice when dealing with narrow datasets or with a poor range of different samples. However, the benefits of data augmentation are abysmal when applied to a dataset which is inherently unable to cover all the categories to be classified with a significant number of samples. To deal with such desperate scenarios, we propose a possible last resort: Cross-Dataset Data Augmentation. That is, the creation of new samples by morphing observations from a different source into credible specimens for the training dataset. Of course specific and strict conditions must be satisfied for this trick to work. In this seminar we propose a general set of strategies and rules for Cross-Dataset Data Augmentation and we demonstrate its feasibility over a concrete case study. Even without defining any new formal approach, we think that the preliminary results of our paper are worth to produce a broader discussion on this topic.