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electra-base for QA


Language model: electra-base
Language: English
Downstream-task: Extractive QA
Training data: SQuAD 2.0
Eval data: SQuAD 2.0
Code: See example in FARM
Infrastructure: 1x Tesla v100


batch_size = 32
n_epochs = 5
base_LM_model = "google/electra-base-discriminator"
max_seq_len = 384
learning_rate = 1e-4
lr_schedule = LinearWarmup
warmup_proportion = 0.1


Evaluated on the SQuAD 2.0 dev set with the official eval script.

"exact": 77.30144024256717,
 "f1": 81.35438272008543,
 "total": 11873,
 "HasAns_exact": 74.34210526315789,
 "HasAns_f1": 82.45961302894314,
 "HasAns_total": 5928,
 "NoAns_exact": 80.25231286795626,
 "NoAns_f1": 80.25231286795626,
 "NoAns_total": 5945


In Transformers

from transformers import AutoModelForQuestionAnswering, AutoTokenizer, pipeline

model_name = "deepset/electra-base-squad2"

# a) Get predictions
nlp = pipeline('question-answering', model=model_name, tokenizer=model_name)
QA_input = {
    'question': 'Why is model conversion important?',
    'context': 'The option to convert models between FARM and transformers gives freedom to the user and lets people easily switch between frameworks.'
res = nlp(QA_input)

# b) Load model & tokenizer
model = AutoModelForQuestionAnswering.from_pretrained(model_name)
tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained(model_name)


from farm.modeling.adaptive_model import AdaptiveModel
from farm.modeling.tokenization import Tokenizer
from farm.infer import Inferencer

model_name = "deepset/electra-base-squad2"

# a) Get predictions
nlp = Inferencer.load(model_name, task_type="question_answering")
QA_input = [{"questions": ["Why is model conversion important?"],
             "text": "The option to convert models between FARM and transformers gives freedom to the user and lets people easily switch between frameworks."}]
res = nlp.inference_from_dicts(dicts=QA_input)

# b) Load model & tokenizer
model = AdaptiveModel.convert_from_transformers(model_name, device="cpu", task_type="question_answering")
tokenizer = Tokenizer.load(model_name)

In haystack

For doing QA at scale (i.e. many docs instead of a single paragraph), you can load the model also in haystack:

reader = FARMReader(model_name_or_path="deepset/electra-base-squad2")
# or
reader = TransformersReader(model="deepset/electra-base-squad2",tokenizer="deepset/electra-base-squad2")


Vaishali Pal vaishali.pal [at] deepset.ai
Branden Chan: branden.chan [at] deepset.ai
Timo M枚ller: timo.moeller [at] deepset.ai
Malte Pietsch: malte.pietsch [at] deepset.ai
Tanay Soni: tanay.soni [at] deepset.ai

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