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Explaining Classifications For Individual Instances

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2 Author(s)
Marko Robnik-┼áikonja ; Univ. of Ljubljana, Ljubljana ; Igor Kononenko

We present a method for explaining predictions for individual instances. The presented approach is general and can be used with all classification models that output probabilities. It is based on the decomposition of a model's predictions on individual contributions of each attribute. Our method works for the so-called black box models such as support vector machines, neural networks, and nearest neighbor algorithms, as well as for ensemble methods such as boosting and random forests. We demonstrate that the generated explanations closely follow the learned models and present a visualization technique that shows the utility of our approach and enables the comparison of different prediction methods.

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IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 5 )