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Technological University Dublin
This preliminary study proposes a new post hoc method to explain deep learning-based time series classification models using a decision tree. Our approach generates a decision tree graph or rulesets as an explanation, improving interpretability compared to saliency map-based methods. The method involves two phases: training and evaluating the deep learning-based time series classification model and extracting prototypical events from the evaluation set to train the decision tree classifier. We conducted experiments on artificial and real datasets, evaluating the explanations based on accuracy, fidelity, number of nodes, and depth. Our preliminary findings suggest that our post-hoc method improves the interpretability and trust of complex time series classification models.
time series classification models, deep learning, decision tree
XAI conference, Lisbon, Portugal
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Mekonnen, E. T., Dondio, P., & Longo, L. (2023). Explaining Deep Learning Time Series Classification Models using a Decision Tree. Technological University Dublin. DOI: 10.21427/9YKT-WZ47