Thursday 7 March 2024

Interpretable Machine Learning with Python - Second Edition: Build explainable, fair, and robust high-performance models with hands-on, real-world examples


A deep dive into the key aspects and challenges of machine learning interpretability using a comprehensive toolkit, including SHAP, feature importance, and causal inference, to build fairer, safer, and more reliable models.

Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free eBook in PDF format.

Key Features

Interpret real-world data, including cardiovascular disease data and the COMPAS recidivism scores

Build your interpretability toolkit with global, local, model-agnostic, and model-specific methods

Analyze and extract insights from complex models from CNNs to BERT to time series models

Book Description

Interpretable Machine Learning with Python, Second Edition, brings to light the key concepts of interpreting machine learning models by analyzing real-world data, providing you with a wide range of skills and tools to decipher the results of even the most complex models.

Build your interpretability toolkit with several use cases, from flight delay prediction to waste classification to COMPAS risk assessment scores. This book is full of useful techniques, introducing them to the right use case. Learn traditional methods, such as feature importance and partial dependence plots to integrated gradients for NLP interpretations and gradient-based attribution methods, such as saliency maps.

In addition to the step-by-step code, you'll get hands-on with tuning models and training data for interpretability by reducing complexity, mitigating bias, placing guardrails, and enhancing reliability.

By the end of the book, you'll be confident in tackling interpretability challenges with black-box models using tabular, language, image, and time series data.

What you will learn

Progress from basic to advanced techniques, such as causal inference and quantifying uncertainty

Build your skillset from analyzing linear and logistic models to complex ones, such as CatBoost, CNNs, and NLP transformers

Use monotonic and interaction constraints to make fairer and safer models

Understand how to mitigate the influence of bias in datasets

Leverage sensitivity analysis factor prioritization and factor fixing for any model

Discover how to make models more reliable with adversarial robustness

Who this book is for

This book is for data scientists, machine learning developers, machine learning engineers, MLOps engineers, and data stewards who have an increasingly critical responsibility to explain how the artificial intelligence systems they develop work, their impact on decision making, and how they identify and manage bias. It's also a useful resource for self-taught ML enthusiasts and beginners who want to go deeper into the subject matter, though a good grasp of the Python programming language is needed to implement the examples.

Table of Contents

Interpretation, Interpretability and Explainability; and why does it all matter?

Key Concepts of Interpretability

Interpretation Challenges

Global Model-agnostic Interpretation Methods

Local Model-agnostic Interpretation Methods

Anchors and Counterfactual Explanations

Visualizing Convolutional Neural Networks

Interpreting NLP Transformers

Interpretation Methods for Multivariate Forecasting and Sensitivity Analysis

Feature Selection and Engineering for Interpretability

Bias Mitigation and Causal Inference Methods

Monotonic Constraints and Model Tuning for Interpretability

Adversarial Robustness

What's Next for Machine Learning Interpretability?

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