Identifying the Most Explainable Classifier

10/18/2019 ∙ by Brett Mullins, et al. ∙ 0

We introduce the notion of pointwise coverage to measure the explainability properties of machine learning classifiers. An explanation for a prediction is a definably simple region of the feature space sharing the same label as the prediction, and the coverage of an explanation measures its size or generalizability. With this notion of explanation, we investigate whether or not there is a natural characterization of the most explainable classifier. According with our intuitions, we prove that the binary linear classifier is uniquely the most explainable classifier up to negligible sets.

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