TSViz: Demystification of Deep Learning Models for Time-Series Analysis

Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui; Dominique Mercier; Mohsin Munir; Andreas Dengel; Sheraz Ahmed

In: Computing Research Repository eprint Journal (CoRR), Vol. abs/1802.02952, Pages 1-13, ArXiv, 2018.


This paper presents a novel framework for demystification of convolutional deep learning models for time series analysis. This is a step towards making informed/explainable decisions in the domain of time series, powered by deep learning. There have been numerous efforts to increase the interpretability of image-centric deep neural network models, where the learned features are more intuitive to visualize. Visualization in time-series is much more complicated as there is no direct interpretation of the filters and inputs as compared to image modality. In addition, little or no concentration has been devoted for the development of such tools in the domain of time-series in the past. The visualization engine of the presented framework provides possibilities to explore and analyze a network from different dimensions at four different levels of abstraction. This enables the user to uncover different aspects of the model which includes important filters, filter clusters, and input saliency maps. These representations allow to understand the network features so that the acceptability of deep networks for time-series data can be enhanced. This is extremely important in domains like finance, industry 4.0, self-driving cars, health-care, counter-terrorism etc., where reasons for reaching a particular prediction are equally important as the prediction itself. The framework can also aid in discovery of the filters which are contributing nothing to the final prediction, hence, can be pruned without any significant loss in performance.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
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