allennlp.modules.bimpm_matching

Multi-perspective matching layer

class allennlp.modules.bimpm_matching.BiMpmMatching(hidden_dim: int = 100, num_perspectives: int = 20, share_weights_between_directions: bool = True, is_forward: bool = None, with_full_match: bool = True, with_maxpool_match: bool = True, with_attentive_match: bool = True, with_max_attentive_match: bool = True)[source]

Bases: torch.nn.modules.module.Module, allennlp.common.from_params.FromParams

This Module implements the matching layer of BiMPM model described in Bilateral Multi-Perspective Matching for Natural Language Sentences by Zhiguo Wang et al., 2017. Also please refer to the TensorFlow implementation and PyTorch implementation.

Parameters
hidden_dimint, optional (default = 100)

The hidden dimension of the representations

num_perspectivesint, optional (default = 20)

The number of perspectives for matching

share_weights_between_directionsbool, optional (default = True)

If True, share weight between matching from sentence1 to sentence2 and from sentence2 to sentence1, useful for non-symmetric tasks

is_forwardbool, optional (default = None)

Whether the matching is for forward sequence or backward sequence, useful in finding last token in full matching. It can not be None if with_full_match is True.

with_full_matchbool, optional (default = True)

If True, include full match

with_maxpool_matchbool, optional (default = True)

If True, include max pool match

with_attentive_matchbool, optional (default = True)

If True, include attentive match

with_max_attentive_matchbool, optional (default = True)

If True, include max attentive match

forward(self, context_1:torch.Tensor, mask_1:torch.Tensor, context_2:torch.Tensor, mask_2:torch.Tensor) → Tuple[List[torch.Tensor], List[torch.Tensor]][source]

Given the forward (or backward) representations of sentence1 and sentence2, apply four bilateral matching functions between them in one direction.

Parameters
context_1torch.Tensor

Tensor of shape (batch_size, seq_len1, hidden_dim) representing the encoding of the first sentence.

mask_1torch.Tensor

Binary Tensor of shape (batch_size, seq_len1), indicating which positions in the first sentence are padding (0) and which are not (1).

context_2torch.Tensor

Tensor of shape (batch_size, seq_len2, hidden_dim) representing the encoding of the second sentence.

mask_2torch.Tensor

Binary Tensor of shape (batch_size, seq_len2), indicating which positions in the second sentence are padding (0) and which are not (1).

Returns
A tuple of matching vectors for the two sentences. Each of which is a list of
matching vectors of shape (batch, seq_len, num_perspectives or 1)
get_output_dim(self) → int[source]
allennlp.modules.bimpm_matching.multi_perspective_match(vector1:torch.Tensor, vector2:torch.Tensor, weight:torch.Tensor) → Tuple[torch.Tensor, torch.Tensor][source]

Calculate multi-perspective cosine matching between time-steps of vectors of the same length.

Parameters
vector1torch.Tensor

A tensor of shape (batch, seq_len, hidden_size)

vector2torch.Tensor

A tensor of shape (batch, seq_len or 1, hidden_size)

weighttorch.Tensor

A tensor of shape (num_perspectives, hidden_size)

Returns
A tuple of two tensors consisting multi-perspective matching results.
The first one is of the shape (batch, seq_len, 1), the second one is of shape
(batch, seq_len, num_perspectives)
allennlp.modules.bimpm_matching.multi_perspective_match_pairwise(vector1:torch.Tensor, vector2:torch.Tensor, weight:torch.Tensor, eps:float=1e-08) → torch.Tensor[source]

Calculate multi-perspective cosine matching between each time step of one vector and each time step of another vector.

Parameters
vector1torch.Tensor

A tensor of shape (batch, seq_len1, hidden_size)

vector2torch.Tensor

A tensor of shape (batch, seq_len2, hidden_size)

weighttorch.Tensor

A tensor of shape (num_perspectives, hidden_size)

epsfloat optional, (default = 1e-8)

A small value to avoid zero division problem

Returns
A tensor of shape (batch, seq_len1, seq_len2, num_perspectives) consisting
multi-perspective matching results