Master's thesis: What-if analysis on intent detection models and datasets

Research a method to visualize the impact of changes in the dataset for an intent detection solution impacts the performance of the trained intent detection model, without training the model.

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Required interest(s)

  • Responsible, explainable, and socially aware data science
  • Human-centered and community-minded information systems
  • Language processing

What do you get

  • A challenging assignment within a practical environment
  • € 1000 compensation, € 500 + lease car or € 600 + living space
  • Professional guidance
  • Courses aimed at your graduation period
  • Support from our academic Research center at your disposal
  • Two vacation days per month

What you will do

  • 65%  Research
  • 10%  Analyze, design, realize
  • 25%  Documentation

Intent detection models are used frequently to build chatbots, text analysis solutions, and knowledge mining solutions. There are great tools available to build a dataset for an intent detection model. However, these models don’t offer good tools to perform a what-if analysis on your intent detection dataset.

Users are often resorting to trial and error to improve the dataset for their intent detection. We want to research better methods of determining what data could have a positive effect on the performance of the intent detection model.

Ideally, we want to provide the user with an impact score for samples to let them understand the effect of adding a specific sample to the training dataset of the intent detection model.

Another interesting method of performing what-if analysis could be the application of model explainers so the user gets a clear understanding of what exactly is picked up from a sample that is added to the training dataset.

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  2. Kennismakingsgesprek

    Bespreek (studie) loopbaan, interesses en ambities en introductie Info Support.

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  2. Beoordelingen

    Assessment van professionele kennis en persoonlijkheid (capaciteit, competenties en motieven).

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  2. Selectie interview

    Professionele kennis en persoonlijkheid verdiepen.

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    Contractaanbieding en uitnodiging voor tekenmomenten.