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  • Developed by: Princeton NLP group

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  • Model type: Feature Extraction

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  • Parent Model: BERT

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Out-of-Scope Use

The model should not be used to intentionally create hostile or alienating environments for people.

Bias, Risks, and Limitations

Significant research has explored bias and fairness issues with language models (see, e.g., Sheng et al. (2021) and Bender et al. (2021)). Predictions generated by the model may include disturbing and harmful stereotypes across protected classes; identity characteristics; and sensitive, social, and occupational groups.


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Training Details

Training Data

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We train unsupervised SimCSE on 106 randomly sampled sentences from English Wikipedia, and train supervised SimCSE on the combination of MNLI and SNLI datasets (314k).

Training Procedure


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Speeds, Sizes, Times

Hyperparameters The model craters note in the associated GitHub Repo :

Unsup. BERT Sup.
Batch size 64 512
Learning rate (large) 1e-5 1e-5


Testing Data, Factors & Metrics

Testing Data

The model craters note in the associated paper:

Our evaluation code for sentence embeddings is based on a modified version of SentEval. It evaluates sentence embeddings on semantic textual similarity (STS) tasks and downstream transfer tasks.

For STS tasks, our evaluation takes the "all" setting, and report Spearman's correlation. See associated paper (Appendix B) for evaluation details.


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Model Examination

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Uniformity and alignment. We also observe that (1) though pre-trained embeddings have good alignment, their uniformity is poor (i.e., the embeddings are highly anisotropic); (2) post-processing methods like BERT-flow and BERT-whitening greatly improve uniformity but also suffer a degeneration in alignment; (3) unsupervised SimCSE effectively improves uniformity of pre-trained embeddings whereas keeping a good alignment;(4) incorporating supervised data in SimCSE further amends alignment.

Environmental Impact

Carbon emissions can be estimated using the Machine Learning Impact calculator presented in Lacoste et al. (2019).

  • Hardware Type: Nvidia 3090 GPUs with CUDA 11
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Model Architecture and Objective

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   title={{SimCSE}: Simple Contrastive Learning of Sentence Embeddings},
   author={Gao, Tianyu and Yao, Xingcheng and Chen, Danqi},
   booktitle={Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)},

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Model Card Authors [optional]

Princeton NLP group in collaboration with Ezi Ozoani and the Hugging Face team.

Model Card Contact

If you have any questions related to the code or the paper, feel free to email Tianyu (tianyug@cs.princeton.edu) and Xingcheng (yxc18@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn). If you encounter any problems when using the code, or want to report a bug, you can open an issue. Please try to specify the problem with details so we can help you better and quicker!

How to Get Started with the Model

Use the code below to get started with the model.

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from transformers import AutoTokenizer, AutoModel

tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained("princeton-nlp/unsup-simcse-bert-large-uncased")

model = AutoModel.from_pretrained("princeton-nlp/unsup-simcse-bert-large-uncased")
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