bert-mini / README.md
---
language:
- en
license:
- mit
tags:
- BERT
- MNLI
- NLI
- transformer
- pre-training
---
The following model is a Pytorch pre-trained model obtained from converting Tensorflow checkpoint found in the [official Google BERT repository](https://github.com/google-research/bert).
This is one of the smaller pre-trained BERT variants, together with [bert-small](https://huggingface.co/prajjwal1/bert-small) and [bert-medium](https://huggingface.co/prajjwal1/bert-medium). They were introduced in the study `Well-Read Students Learn Better: On the Importance of Pre-training Compact Models` ([arxiv](https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.08962)), and ported to HF for the study `Generalization in NLI: Ways (Not) To Go Beyond Simple Heuristics` ([arXiv](https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.01518)). These models are supposed to be trained on a downstream task.
If you use the model, please consider citing both the papers:
```
@misc{bhargava2021generalization,
title={Generalization in NLI: Ways (Not) To Go Beyond Simple Heuristics},
author={Prajjwal Bhargava and Aleksandr Drozd and Anna Rogers},
year={2021},
eprint={2110.01518},
archivePrefix={arXiv},
primaryClass={cs.CL}
}
@article{DBLP:journals/corr/abs-1908-08962,
author = {Iulia Turc and
Ming{-}Wei Chang and
Kenton Lee and
Kristina Toutanova},
title = {Well-Read Students Learn Better: The Impact of Student Initialization
on Knowledge Distillation},
journal = {CoRR},
volume = {abs/1908.08962},
year = {2019},
url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1908.08962},
eprinttype = {arXiv},
eprint = {1908.08962},
timestamp = {Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:32:34 +0200},
biburl = {https://dblp.org/rec/journals/corr/abs-1908-08962.bib},
bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, https://dblp.org}
}
```
Config of this model:
`prajjwal1/bert-mini` (L=4, H=256) [Model Link](https://huggingface.co/prajjwal1/bert-mini)
Other models to check out:
- `prajjwal1/bert-tiny` (L=2, H=128) [Model Link](https://huggingface.co/prajjwal1/bert-tiny)
- `prajjwal1/bert-small` (L=4, H=512) [Model Link](https://huggingface.co/prajjwal1/bert-small)
- `prajjwal1/bert-medium` (L=8, H=512) [Model Link](https://huggingface.co/prajjwal1/bert-medium)
Original Implementation and more info can be found in [this Github repository](https://github.com/prajjwal1/generalize_lm_nli).
Twitter: [@prajjwal_1](https://twitter.com/prajjwal_1)