An Interactive Web-Interface for Visualizing the Inner Workings of the Question Answering LSTM

Ekaterina Loginova, Günter Neumann

In: EMNLP-2018, System Demonstration. Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2018) November 2-4 Brüssel Belgium EMNLP 11/2018.


Deep learning models for NLP are potent but not readily interpretable. It prevents researchers from improving a model’s performance efficiently and users from applying it for a task which requires a high level of trust in the system. We present a visualisation tool which aims to illuminate the inner workings of a specific LSTM model for question answering. It plots heatmaps of neurons’ firings and allows a user to check the dependency between neurons and manual features. The system possesses an interactive web-interface and can be adapted to other models and domains.


emnlp-demo.pdf (pdf, 538 KB )

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz