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Knowledge-based Transfer Learning Explanation


Machine learning explanation can significantly boost machine learning's application in decision making, but the usability of current methods is limited in human-centric explanation, especially for transfer learning, an important machine learning branch that aims at utilizing knowledge from one learning domain (i.e., a pair of dataset and prediction task) to enhance prediction model training in another learning domain. In this paper , we propose an ontology-based approach for human-centric explanation of transfer learning. Three kinds of knowledge-based explanatory evidence, with different granularities, including general factors, particular narrators and core contexts are first proposed and then inferred with both local ontologies and external knowledge bases. The evaluation with US flight data and DB-pedia has presented their confidence and availability in explaining the transferability of feature representation in flight departure delay forecasting.
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hal-01934907 , version 1 (26-11-2018)


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Jiaoyan Chen, Freddy Lecue, Jeff Pan, Ian Horrocks, Huajun Chen. Knowledge-based Transfer Learning Explanation. KR2018 - Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference, Oct 2018, Tempe, United States. ⟨hal-01934907⟩
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