Local Explanation of Dimensionality Reduction

29 Apr 2022  ·  Avraam Bardos, Ioannis Mollas, Nick Bassiliades, Grigorios Tsoumakas ·

Dimensionality reduction (DR) is a popular method for preparing and analyzing high-dimensional data. Reduced data representations are less computationally intensive and easier to manage and visualize, while retaining a significant percentage of their original information. Aside from these advantages, these reduced representations can be difficult or impossible to interpret in most circumstances, especially when the DR approach does not provide further information about which features of the original space led to their construction. This problem is addressed by Interpretable Machine Learning, a subfield of Explainable Artificial Intelligence that addresses the opacity of machine learning models. However, current research on Interpretable Machine Learning has been focused on supervised tasks, leaving unsupervised tasks like Dimensionality Reduction unexplored. In this paper, we introduce LXDR, a technique capable of providing local interpretations of the output of DR techniques. Experiment results and two LXDR use case examples are presented to evaluate its usefulness.

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