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VAGO solutions SauerkrautLM-7b-LaserChat

Introducing SauerkrautLM-7b-LaserChat – our Sauerkraut version of the powerful openchat/openchat-3.5-0106 !

The model SauerkrautLM-7b-LaserChat is a joint effort between VAGO solutions and Hyperspace.ai. Much appreciation goes to the tremendous research effort of Fernando Fernandes Neto, David Golchinfar and Eric Hartford on their laserRMT approach. Without their independent research collaboration this model release would not have been possible.

  • Fintuned with SFT
  • Aligned with DPO
  • Using a novel training technique - we partially freeze the model according to a laser-like analysis (Official Paper soon). It allows to evaluate the no free lunch theorem and supports better decision making when optimizing the theorem - created by the LaserRMT research group
  • Optimized with LaserRMT

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of all SauerkrautLM-7b-LaserChat models
  2. Model Details
  3. Evaluation
  4. Disclaimer
  5. Contact
  6. Collaborations
  7. Acknowledgement

All SauerkrautLM-7b-LaserChat Models

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Model Details


Training procedure:

Anyone who has attempted or succeeded in fine-tuning a model is aware of the difficulty in nudging it towards a specific skill, such as mastering new languages, as well as the challenges associated with achieving significant improvements in performance. Experimenting with a novel training strategy and Spherical Linear Interpolation alongside a lasered version of the model itself has proven to be both fascinating and revealing.

Furthermore, we developed one iteration of the model using our entire SFT -Sauerkraut dataset and two additional iterations using subsets of the full dataset—one focused on enhancing MMLU and TQA capabilities, and the other on boosting GSM8K and Winogrande skills.

After optimizing our primary SFT model, we applied a similar strategy to our new DPO Dataset, dividing it into further subsets. We trained one model on the entire dataset again and two more on these specialized subsets.

We actively monitor and assesed the results of each training. Whenever we found a decrease in perplexity on the gsm8k benchmark we intervined. By following this procedure we were able to improve the overall performance, especially in math abilities, without detracting from performance on other benchmarks—a task that is, in general, quite difficult.

This process not only helps in understanding the effectiveness of Spherical Linear Interpolation but also introduces a new method for refining models with enhanced skills through a cycle of targeted data selection (Laser data(x)) + SLERP, followed by a subsequent focus on different data (Laser again on data(y)).

Additionally, we integrated a novel training strategy on the SFT and DPO training process, where we partially freeze the model according to a laser-like analysis aiming to navigate and optimize the trade-offs highlighted by the no free lunch theorem. This innovative training method effectively prevents the significant problem of language models forgetting previously acquired knowledge. This aspect is particularly crucial when attempting to teach the model specific skills, such as a new language, where in general, the model might lose a considerable amount of its prior knowledge and exhibit a decline in overall intelligence.

Detailed information on how the new training strategy works and the advantages it offers over conventional training methods will soon be published in a detailed paper by the LaserRMT research group.

We improved the German language skills on this model. Nevertheless, certain formulations may occur that are not entirely correct.

Prompt Template:

GPT4 Correct User: Hallo, wie geht es dir?<|end_of_turn|>GPT4 Correct Assistant: Hallo! Ich bin ein künstliches Intelligenzsystem und habe keine persönlichen Gefühle oder körperliche Zustände. Wie kann ich Ihnen helfen?<|end_of_turn|>GPT4 Correct User: Ich benötige nur einen kurzen Satz, den ich in das Prompt Template veröffentlichen kann.<|end_of_turn|>GPT4 Correct Assistant:

*Prompt Example on Temp 0.3 and top_p 0.9

GPT4 Correct User: Hello<|end_of_turn|>GPT4 Correct Assistant: Hello! How can I help you today? If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to ask.<|end_of_turn|>GPT4 Correct User: I just need a short sentence to post in the prompt template.<|end_of_turn|>GPT4 Correct Assistant:

*Prompt Example on Temp 0.3 and top_p 0.9


Open LLM Leaderboard:

Metric Value
Avg. 70.32
ARC (25-shot) 67.58
HellaSwag (10-shot) 83.58
MMLU (5-shot) 64.93
TruthfulQA (0-shot) 56.08
Winogrande (5-shot) 80.9
GSM8K (5-shot) 68.84


We must inform users that despite our best efforts in data cleansing, the possibility of uncensored content slipping through cannot be entirely ruled out. However, we cannot guarantee consistently appropriate behavior. Therefore, if you encounter any issues or come across inappropriate content, we kindly request that you inform us through the contact information provided. Additionally, it is essential to understand that the licensing of these models does not constitute legal advice. We are not held responsible for the actions of third parties who utilize our models.  


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Many thanks to openchat for providing such valuable model to the Open-Source community

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