Explainable Deep Learning AI

Explainable Deep Learning AI

Methods and Challenges

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Jenny Benois-Pineau, Romain Bourqui, Dragutin Petkovic, Georges Quenot
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323960984

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The recent focus of Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers and practitioners on supervised learning approaches, particularly on Deep Learning, has resulted in a considerable increase of performance of AI systems, but this has raised the question of the trustfulness and explainability of their predictions for human decision makers and adopters. Explainable AI (XAI) is addressing this challenge by developing methods to "understand" and "explain" to humans how these systems produce their decisions. This book presents the latest works of leading researchers in XAI area and will offer the reader, besides an overview of the XAI area, several novel technical methods and applications that address explainability challenges for Deep Learning AI systems. The book starts with the overviewing the XAI area, then in 13 chapters covers a number of specific technical works and approaches to XAI for Deep learning, ranging from general XAI methods, to specific XAI applications, and finally with user-oriented evaluation approaches. It explores the main categories of methods of explainable AI – Deep Learning, which become the necessary condition in various applications of Artificial Intelligence, following a methodological approach. The groups of methods such as back-propagation and perturbation-based methods are explained, and the application to various kinds of the data classification is presented. It also addresses important questions on evaluation by users.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of main approaches to Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) in Deep Learning area, including the most popular techniques and their use, concluding with challenges and exciting future directions of XAI
  • Explores the latest developments in general XAI methods for Deep Learning
  • Explains how XAI for Deep Learning is applied to various domains like images, medicine, and natural language processing
  • Provides an overview of how XAI systems are tested and evaluated especially with real users, a critical need in XAI


Researchers, PhD students, and practitioners in the area of Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) specifically related to Deep Learning AI Methods

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction 2. Explainable Deep Learning: Methods, Concepts and New Developments
    3. Compact Visualization of DNN Classification Performances for Interpretation and Improvement
    4. Explaining How Deep Neural Networks Forget by Deep Visualization
    5. Characterizing a scene recognition model by identifying the effect of input features via semantic- wise attribution
    6. A Feature Understanding Method for Explanation of Image Classification by Convolutional Neural Networks
    7. Explainable Deep Learning for decrypting disease signature in Multiple Sclerosis
    8. Explanation of CNN Image Classifiers with Hiding Parts
    9. Remove to Improve?
    10. Explaining CNN classifier using Association Rule Mining Methods on time-series
    11. A Methodology to compare XAI Explanations on Natural Language Processing
    12. Improving Malware Detection with Explainable Machine Learning
    13. AI Explainability. A Bridge between Machine Vision and Natural Language Processing
    14. Explainable Deep Learning for Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval
    15. User Tests and Techniques for the Post-Hoc Explainability of Deep Learning Models
    16. Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 395
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323960984

About the Editors

Jenny Benois-Pineau

Jenny Benois-Pineau is a professor of computer science at the University of Bordeaux and head of the “Video Analysis and Indexing” research group of the “Image and Sound” team of LABRI UMR 58000 Université Bordeaux / CNRS / IPB-ENSEIRB. She was deputy scientific director of theme B of the French national research unit CNRS GDR ISIS (2008-2015) and is currently in charge of international relations at the College of Sciences and Technologies of the University of Bordeaux. She obtained her doctorate in Signals and Systems in Moscow and her Habilitation to Direct Research in Computer Science and Image Processing at the University of Nantes in France. Her subjects of interest include image and video analysis and indexing, artificial intelligence methods applied to image recognition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Labri/University Bordeaux, France

Romain Bourqui

Since 2009 he’s been an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the IUT ("Technical School"), University of Bordeaux (Talence), France. He is also deputy director of the BKB ("Bench to Knowledge and Beyond") team of LaBRI.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Labri/University Bordeaux, France

Dragutin Petkovic

Dragutin Petkovic is Professor in the Computer Science department at San Francisco State University, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Computer Science department, San Francisco State University, USA

Georges Quenot

Senior researcher at CNRS, leader of the MRIM group. Works at the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble and Multimedia Information Indexing and Retrieval Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble and Multimedia Information Indexing and Retrieval Group, leader of the MRIM group, CNRS, France

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