Hierarchical GPT with Congruent Transformers for Multi-Sentence Language Models

09/18/2020 ∙ by Jihyeon Roh, et al. ∙ 0

We report a GPT-based multi-sentence language model for dialogue generation and document understanding. First, we propose a hierarchical GPT which consists of three blocks, i.e., a sentence encoding block, a sentence generating block, and a sentence decoding block. The sentence encoding and decoding blocks are basically the encoder-decoder blocks of the standard Transformers, which work on each sentence independently. The sentence generating block is inserted between the encoding and decoding blocks, and generates the next sentence embedding vector from the previous sentence embedding vectors. We believe it is the way human make conversation and understand paragraphs and documents. Since each sentence may consist of fewer words, the sentence encoding and decoding Transformers can use much smaller dimensional embedding vectors. Secondly, we note the attention in the Transformers utilizes the inner-product similarity measure. Therefore, to compare the two vectors in the same space, we set the transform matrices for queries and keys to be the same. Otherwise, the similarity concept is incongruent. We report experimental results to show that these two modifications increase the language model performance for tasks with multiple sentences.

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