V-awake: a visual analytics approach for correcting sleep predictions from deep learning models

Humberto Garcia Caballero, Michel Westenberg, Binyam Gebre, Jack van Wijk

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The usage of deep learning models for tagging input data has increased over the past years because of their accuracy and high performance. A successful application is to score sleep stages. In this scenario, models are trained to predict the sleep stages of individuals. Although their predictive accuracy is high, there are still misclassifications that prevent doctors from properly diagnosing sleep-related disorders. This paper presents a system that allows users to explore the output of deep learning models in a real-life scenario to spot and analyze faulty predictions. These can be corrected by users to generate a sequence of sleep stages to be examined by doctors. Our approach addresses a real-life scenario with absence of ground truth. It differs from others in that our goal is not to improve the model itself, but to correct the predictions it provides. We demonstrate that our approach is effective in identifying faulty predictions and helping users to fix them in the proposed use case.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2019
Event21st Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Conference on Visualization - Alfandega do Porto Congress Centre, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 Jun 20197 Jun 2019


  • Deep Learning
  • Visualization
  • Visual analytics
  • sleep staging


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  • Eurovis 2019 Honorable Mention

    Garcia Caballero, Humberto (Recipient), Westenberg, Michel (Recipient), Gebre, Binyam (Recipient) & van Wijk, Jack J. (Recipient), 7 Jun 2019

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific


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