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[1802.07814] Learning to Explain: An Information-Theoretic Perspective on Model Interpretation
"We introduce instancewise feature selection as a methodology for model interpretation. Our method is based on learning a function to extract a subset of features that are most informative for each given example. This feature selector is trained to maximize the mutual information between selected features and the response variable, where the conditional distribution of the response variable given the input is the model to be explained. We develop an efficient variational approximation to the mutual information, and show that the resulting method compares favorably to other model explanation methods on a variety of synthetic and real data sets using both quantitative metrics and human evaluation."
papers  information-theory  interpretation  feature-selection 
yesterday by arsyed
Visualizing and Understanding Convolutional Networks
Large Convolutional Network models have recently demonstrated impressive classification performance on the ImageNet benchmark. However there is no clear understanding of why they perform so well, or how they might be improved. In this paper we address both issues. We introduce a novel visualization technique that gives insight into the function of intermediate feature layers and the operation of the classifier. We also perform an ablation study to discover the performance contribution from diffe...
deep-learning  arxiv  convolutional-neural-networks  cnns  visualization  interpretability  interpretation 
7 days ago by rishaanp
Introducing PDPbox – Towards Data Science
PDPbox is a partial dependence plot toolbox written in Python. The goal is to visualize the impact of certain features towards model prediction for any supervised learning algorithm. (now support all…
random-forest  model-interpretation  partial-dependence  individual-conditional-expectation  interpretability  interpretable  interpretation  decision-trees  python  packages  libraries 
7 days ago by rishaanp
Homosexuality & The Church | Commonweal Magazine
I have little patience with efforts to make Scripture say something other than what it says, through appeals to linguistic or cultural subtleties. The exegetical situation is straightforward: we know what the text says. But what are we to do with what the text says? We must state our grounds for standing in tension with the clear commands of Scripture, and include in those grounds some basis in Scripture itself. To avoid this task is to put ourselves in the very position that others insist we already occupy—that of liberal despisers of the tradition and of the church’s sacred writings, people who have no care for the shared symbols that define us as Christian. If we see ourselves as liberal, then we must be liberal in the name of the gospel, and not, as so often has been the case, liberal despite the gospel.

I think it important to state clearly that we do, in fact, reject the straightforward commands of Scripture, and appeal instead to another authority when we declare that same-sex unions can be holy and good. And what exactly is that authority? We appeal explicitly to the weight of our own experience and the experience thousands of others have witnessed to, which tells us that to claim our own sexual orientation is in fact to accept the way in which God has created us. By so doing, we explicitly reject as well the premises of the scriptural statements condemning homosexuality—namely, that it is a vice freely chosen, a symptom of human corruption, and disobedience to God’s created order.
sexuality  theology  bible  interpretation  Christianity 
14 days ago by phillip.e.johnston
彰縣招募30名計時通譯 協助移工翻譯 減少勞資誤解 - 中時電子報

Taiwan  Interpretation 
23 days ago by quant18
Feng Shui Colors: Find Out the Meaning of Colors and use them for your Success
Feng shui perspective in an interior design context: archetypical significance of colors + links to longer discussions of each color
color  interpretation  meaning  significance  communication  tool  fengshui  house  interior  design  reference 
6 weeks ago by csrollyson
Understand The 7 Chakra Colors And What They Mean
Perspective from yoga/India: archetypical significance of colors and correspondence with chakras
color  interpretation  meaning  significance  communication  tool  chakra  india  gem  healing  aura  yoga 
6 weeks ago by csrollyson
Color Wheel Pro: Color Meaning
General background on archetypical significance of colors; cites no sources, though
color  interpretation  meaning  significance  communication  tool 
6 weeks ago by csrollyson

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