Chinese Generative Pre-Training Transformer
Chinese Generative Pre-Training(GPT) Language Model
This project is unidirectional transformer GPT model (117M) trained on a large corpus dataset following the approach OpenAI GPT-2. Due to limited computational resources, we did not train our model from scratch. Instead, we take the advantage of BERT and use its weights as initialization to train our Chinese GPT. This makes the training possible on 4 x 1080Ti.
However, please notice that currently the performance still cannot match the original English GPT-2 model for various reasons. This can be that OpenAI has done better text filtering and has a dataset with better quality. Also, they have trained their model for about 300 GPU days at least. But the model here can be a good starting point if you want to apply it for substream tasks.
This repository contains a rewritten cached Transformed based on BERT, which is the same technique used in GPT-2 implementation. It can cache the intermediate results, and therefore save the compuation time and memory during the decoding stage.
Also, a CUDA kernel version of GELU activation function is provided. You have to insatll Cupy to use it. You can check cuda_gelu for the implementation. It is 2x faster than the original implementation!
Before using it, you might want to install the requirements first.
pip install -r requirements.txt
You can also install it via
pip install chinese-gpt
Check tutorials for details.
I have also included a colab for demo: https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1cvBSt2uF7hYL1feDGt0dkCxIeaVXQs5x
Encoder Weights: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Mr2-x_qT2hgyo0RalPjc09NmyNi6a_gs
Decoder Weights: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1W6n7Kv6kvHthUX18DhdGSzBYkyzDvxYh
To train GPT, it requires a dataset from a wide range of sources.
We collected data from NLP Chinese Corpus
In details, we used:
- 社区问答json版(webtext2019zh) ：大规模高质量数据集
One thing to take care of is that text filtering. Since Bert Chinese tokenizer doesn't include some punctuations. You might want to use the following code to clean your data first:
import regex as re def filterPunctuation(x): x = re.sub(r'[‘’]', "'", x) x = re.sub(r'[“”]', '"', x) x = re.sub(r'[…]', '...', x) x = re.sub(r'[—]', '-', x) x = re.sub(r" ", "", x) return x
You may also want to convert traditional Chinese to simplified Chinese and apply some other filtering techniques based on your data.
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