Visual Reasoning of Feature Attribution with Deep Recurrent Neural Networks

Chuan Wang, Takeshi Onishi, Keiichi Nemoto, Kwan-Liu Ma

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Abstract

Deep Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) has gained popularity in many sequence classification tasks. Beyond predicting a correct class for each data instance, data scientists also want to understand what differentiating factors in the data have contributed to the classification during the learning process. We present a visual analytics approach to facilitate this task by revealing the RNN attention for all data instances, their temporal positions in the sequences, and the attribution of variables at each value level. We demonstrate with real-world datasets that our approach can help data scientists to understand such dynamics in deep RNNs from the training results, hence guiding their modeling process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2018
EditorsYang Song, Bing Liu, Kisung Lee, Naoki Abe, Calton Pu, Mu Qiao, Nesreen Ahmed, Donald Kossmann, Jeffrey Saltz, Jiliang Tang, Jingrui He, Huan Liu, Xiaohua Hu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1661-1668
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538650356
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 22 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2018 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Dec 10 2018Dec 13 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period12/10/1812/13/18

Keywords

  • Causal Analysis
  • Feature Attribution
  • LSTM
  • RNN
  • Sequence Data
  • Visual Analytics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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