Bottom-Up and Top-Down Workflows for Hypercube- and Clustering-based Knowledge Extractors

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Machine learning opaque models, currently exploited to carry out a wide variety of supervised and unsupervised learning tasks, are able to achieve impressive predictive performances. However, they act as black boxes (BBs) from the human standpoint, so they cannot be entirely trusted in critical applications unless there exists a method to extract symbolic and human-readable knowledge out of them.
In this paper we analyse a recurrent design adopted by symbolic knowledge extractors for BB predictors, that is, the creation of rules associated with hypercubic input space regions. We argue that this kind of partitioning may lead to suboptimum solutions when the data set at hand is sparse, high-dimensional, or does not satisfy symmetric constraints. We then propose two different knowledge-extraction workflows involving clustering approaches, highlighting the possibility to outperform existing knowledge-extraction techniques in terms of predictive performance on data sets of any kind.

hosting event
worldEXTRAAMAS 2023@AAMAS 2023
reference publication
page_white_acrobatBottom-Up and Top-Down Workflows for Hypercube- and Clustering-based Knowledge Extractors (paper in proceedings, 2023) — Federico Sabbatini, Roberta Calegari
funding project
wrenchTAILOR — Foundations of Trustworthy AI – Integrating Reasoning, Learning and Optimization  (01/09/2020–31/08/2024)

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