Jeffrey Heer


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Errudite: Scalable, Reproducible, and Testable Error Analysis
Tongshuang Wu | Marco Tulio Ribeiro | Jeffrey Heer | Daniel Weld
Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Though error analysis is crucial to understanding and improving NLP models, the common practice of manual, subjective categorization of a small sample of errors can yield biased and incomplete conclusions. This paper codifies model and task agnostic principles for informative error analysis, and presents Errudite, an interactive tool for better supporting this process. First, error groups should be precisely defined for reproducibility; Errudite supports this with an expressive domain-specific language. Second, to avoid spurious conclusions, a large set of instances should be analyzed, including both positive and negative examples; Errudite enables systematic grouping of relevant instances with filtering queries. Third, hypotheses about the cause of errors should be explicitly tested; Errudite supports this via automated counterfactual rewriting. We validate our approach with a user study, finding that Errudite (1) enables users to perform high quality and reproducible error analyses with less effort, (2) reveals substantial ambiguities in prior published error analyses practices, and (3) enhances the error analysis experience by allowing users to test and revise prior beliefs.


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TopicCheck: Interactive Alignment for Assessing Topic Model Stability
Jason Chuang | Margaret E. Roberts | Brandon M. Stewart | Rebecca Weiss | Dustin Tingley | Justin Grimmer | Jeffrey Heer
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies


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Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Language Learning, Visualization, and Interfaces
Jason Chuang | Spence Green | Marti Hearst | Jeffrey Heer | Philipp Koehn
Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Language Learning, Visualization, and Interfaces

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Human Effort and Machine Learnability in Computer Aided Translation
Spence Green | Sida I. Wang | Jason Chuang | Jeffrey Heer | Sebastian Schuster | Christopher D. Manning
Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)