Sequence To Sequence Models

BART is a denoising autoencoder for pretraining sequence-to-sequence models. It is trained by (1) corrupting text with an arbitrary noising function, and (2) learning a model to reconstruct the original text. It uses a standard Transformer-based neural machine translation architecture. It uses a standard seq2seq/NMT architecture with a bidirectional encoder (like BERT) and a left-to-right decoder (like GPT). This means the encoder's attention mask is fully visible, like BERT, and the decoder's attention mask is causal, like GPT2.

Source: BART: Denoising Sequence-to-Sequence Pre-training for Natural Language Generation, Translation, and Comprehension


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