Baylime: Bayesian local interpretable model-agnostic explanations

Xingyu Zhao, Wei Huang, Xiaowei Huang, Valentin Robu, David Flynn

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Given the pressing need for assuring algorithmic transparency, Explainable AI (XAI) has emerged as one of the key areas of AI research. In this paper, we develop a novel Bayesian extension to the LIME framework, one of the most widely used approaches in XAI – which we call BayLIME. Compared to LIME, BayLIME exploits prior knowledge and Bayesian reasoning to improve both the consistency in repeated explanations of a single prediction and the robustness to kernel settings. BayLIME also exhibits better explanation fidelity than the state-of-the-art (LIME, SHAP and Grad- CAM) by its ability to integrate prior knowledge from, e.g., a variety of other XAI techniques, as well as verification and validation (V&V) methods. We demonstrate the desirable properties of BayLIME through both theoretical analysis and extensive experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, 27-30 July 2021, Online
EditorsCassio de Campos, Marloes H. Maathuis
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event37th International Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence -
Duration: 26 Jul 202130 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of Machine Learning Research
ISSN (Electronic)2640-3498


Conference37th International Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence


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