# A Symbolic Approach to Explaining Bayesian Network Classifiers

@inproceedings{Shih2018ASA, title={A Symbolic Approach to Explaining Bayesian Network Classifiers}, author={Andy Shih and Arthur Choi and Adnan Darwiche}, booktitle={IJCAI}, year={2018} }

We propose an approach for explaining Bayesian network classifiers, which is based on compiling such classifiers into decision functions that have a tractable and symbolic form. We introduce two types of explanations for why a classifier may have classified an instance positively or negatively and suggest algorithms for computing these explanations. The first type of explanation identifies a minimal set of the currently active features that is responsible for the current classification, while…

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