PLAID uses centroid interaction as well as centroid pruning, a mechanism for sparsifying the bag of centroids, within a highly-optimized engine to reduce late interaction search latency by up to 7$\times$ on a GPU and 45$\times$ on a CPU against vanilla ColBERTv2, while continuing to deliver state-of-the-art retrieval quality.
Recent progress in neural information retrieval has demonstrated large gains in effectiveness, while often sacrificing the efficiency and interpretability of the neural model compared to classical approaches.
Neural information retrieval (IR) has greatly advanced search and other knowledge-intensive language tasks.
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Many text generation systems benefit from using a retriever to retrieve passages from a textual knowledge corpus (e. g., Wikipedia) which are then provided as additional context to the generator.
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AI is undergoing a paradigm shift with the rise of models (e. g., BERT, DALL-E, GPT-3) that are trained on broad data at scale and are adaptable to a wide range of downstream tasks.
Neural information retrieval systems typically use a cascading pipeline, in which a first-stage model retrieves a candidate set of documents and one or more subsequent stages re-rank this set using contextualized language models such as BERT.
Multi-hop reasoning (i. e., reasoning across two or more documents) is a key ingredient for NLP models that leverage large corpora to exhibit broad knowledge.
In much recent work, the retriever is a learned component that uses coarse-grained vector representations of questions and passages.
ColBERT introduces a late interaction architecture that independently encodes the query and the document using BERT and then employs a cheap yet powerful interaction step that models their fine-grained similarity.