NextTokenLM(self,, text_field_embedder:allennlp.modules.text_field_embedders.text_field_embedder.TextFieldEmbedder, language_model_head:allennlp.modules.language_model_heads.language_model_head.LanguageModelHead, contextualizer:allennlp.modules.seq2seq_encoders.seq2seq_encoder.Seq2SeqEncoder=None, target_namespace:str='bert', dropout:float=0.0, initializer:allennlp.nn.initializers.InitializerApplicator=None) -> None

The NextTokenLM embeds some input tokens, contextualizes them, then predicts the next word, computing a loss against known target.

NOTE: This was developed for use in a demo, not for training. You definitely don't want to train a language model using this code; it would be incredibly inefficient. This does compute correct gradients of the loss, however, so you can use it for interesting visualization of the gradients of a pretrained model, and it appears to be fast enough to sample from, at least for one word at a time. If you want to sample many tokens at a time, you'd want to re-use some intermediate computation, so you would either need to modify this code or use something else.


  • vocab : Vocabulary
  • text_field_embedder : TextFieldEmbedder Used to embed the indexed tokens we get in forward.
  • language_model_head : LanguageModelHead The torch.nn.Module that goes from the hidden states output by the contextualizer to logits over some output vocabulary.
  • contextualizer : Seq2SeqEncoder, optional (default=None) Used to "contextualize" the embeddings. This is optional because the contextualization might actually be done in the text field embedder.
  • target_namespace : str, optional (default='bert') Namespace to use to convert predicted token ids to strings in Model.decode.
  • dropout : float, optional (default=0.0) If specified, dropout is applied to the contextualized embeddings before computation of the softmax. The contextualized embeddings themselves are returned without dropout.


NextTokenLM.decode(self, output_dict:Dict[str, torch.Tensor]) -> Dict[str, torch.Tensor]

Takes the result of :func:forward and runs inference / decoding / whatever post-processing you need to do your model. The intent is that model.forward() should produce potentials or probabilities, and then model.decode() can take those results and run some kind of beam search or constrained inference or whatever is necessary. This does not handle all possible decoding use cases, but it at least handles simple kinds of decoding.

This method modifies the input dictionary, and also returns the same dictionary.

By default in the base class we do nothing. If your model has some special decoding step, override this method.