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---
pipeline_tag: sentence-similarity
language: en
license: apache-2.0
tags:
- sentence-transformers
- feature-extraction
- sentence-similarity
- transformers
---
# sentence-transformers/sentence-t5-xxl
This is a [sentence-transformers](https://www.SBERT.net) model: It maps sentences & paragraphs to a 768 dimensional dense vector space. The model works well for sentence similarity tasks, but doesn't perform that well for semantic search tasks.
This model was converted from the Tensorflow model [st5-11b-1](https://tfhub.dev/google/sentence-t5/st5-11b/1) to PyTorch. When using this model, have a look at the publication: [Sentence-T5: Scalable sentence encoders from pre-trained text-to-text models](https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.08877). The tfhub model and this PyTorch model can produce slightly different embeddings, however, when run on the same benchmarks, they produce identical results.
The model uses only the encoder from a T5-11B model. The weights are stored in FP16.
## Usage (Sentence-Transformers)
Using this model becomes easy when you have [sentence-transformers](https://www.SBERT.net) installed:
```
pip install -U sentence-transformers
```
Then you can use the model like this:
```python
from sentence_transformers import SentenceTransformer
sentences = ["This is an example sentence", "Each sentence is converted"]
model = SentenceTransformer('sentence-transformers/sentence-t5-xxl')
embeddings = model.encode(sentences)
print(embeddings)
```
The model requires sentence-transformers version 2.2.0 or newer.
## Evaluation Results
For an automated evaluation of this model, see the *Sentence Embeddings Benchmark*: [https://seb.sbert.net](https://seb.sbert.net?model_name=sentence-transformers/sentence-t5-xxl)
## Citing & Authors
If you find this model helpful, please cite the respective publication:
[Sentence-T5: Scalable sentence encoders from pre-trained text-to-text models](https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.08877)