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ICSE-NIER 2017
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DARVIZ: Deep abstract representation, visualization, and verification of deep learning models

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Abstract

Traditional software engineering programming paradigms are mostly object or procedure oriented, driven by deterministic algorithms. With the advent of deep learning and cognitive sciences there is an emerging trend for data-driven programming, creating a shift in the programming paradigm among the software engineering communities. Visualizing and interpreting the execution of a current large scale data-driven software development is challenging. Further, for deep learning development there are many libraries in multiple programming languages such as TensorFlow (Python), CAFFE (C++), Theano (Python), Torch (Lua), and Deeplearning4j (Java), driving a huge need for interoperability across libraries. We propose a model driven development based solution framework, that facilitates intuitive designing of deep learning models in a platform agnostic fashion. This framework could potentially generate library specific code, perform program translation across languages, and debug the training process of a deep learning model from a fault localization and repair perspective. Further we identify open research problems in this emerging domain, and discuss some new software tooling requirements to serve this new age data-driven programming paradigm.

Date

30 Jun 2017

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ICSE-NIER 2017

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