Recent work has demonstrated how data-driven AI methods can leverage consumer protection by supporting the automated analysis of legal documents. However, a shortcoming of data-driven approaches is poor explainability. We posit that in this domain useful explanations of classifier outcomes can be provided by resorting to legal rationales. We thus consider several configurations of memory-augmented neural networks where rationales are given a special role in the modeling of context knowledge. Our results show that rationales not only contribute to improve the clas- sification accuracy, but are also able to offer meaningful, natural language explana- tions of otherwise opaque classifier outcomes.

Detecting and explaining unfairness in consumer contracts through memory networks

Ruggeri, Federico;Lagioia, Francesca;Torroni, Paolo
2022

Abstract

Recent work has demonstrated how data-driven AI methods can leverage consumer protection by supporting the automated analysis of legal documents. However, a shortcoming of data-driven approaches is poor explainability. We posit that in this domain useful explanations of classifier outcomes can be provided by resorting to legal rationales. We thus consider several configurations of memory-augmented neural networks where rationales are given a special role in the modeling of context knowledge. Our results show that rationales not only contribute to improve the clas- sification accuracy, but are also able to offer meaningful, natural language explana- tions of otherwise opaque classifier outcomes.
Ruggeri, Federico; Lagioia, Francesca; Lippi, Marco; Torroni, Paolo
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