Understandability of Global Post-hoc Explanations of Black-box Models: Dataset and Analysis

2020-04-04T06:41:40Z (GMT) by Roberto Confalonieri
The dataset contains the data collected in a user study carried out to evaluate the impact of using domain knowledge, ontologies, in the creation of global post-hoc explanations of black-box models. The research hypothesis was that the use of ontologies could enhance the understandability of explanations by humans. To validate this research hypothesis we ran a user study where participants were asked to carry out several tasks. In each task, the answers, time of response, and user understandability and confidence were collected and measured. The data analysis revealed that the use of ontologies do enhance the understandability of explanations of black-box models by human users, in particular, in the form of decision trees explaining artificial neural networks.