Dear Hugging face community,
I am searching for a way to pack multiple samples into a single sample in a more dynamic way?
As stated in GPT3 paper:
During training we always train on sequences of the full nctx = 2048 token context window, packing multiple documents into a single sequence when documents are shorter than 2048, in order to increase computational efficiency. Sequences with multiple documents are not masked in any special way but instead documents within a sequence are delimited with a special end of text token, giving the language model the information necessary to infer that context separated by the end of text token is unrelated. This allows for efficient training without need for any special sequence-specific masking.
I currently just brute force truncate or pad to max_len
text_column_name = 'text'
padding = 'max_length',
truncation = True,
max_length = 512
tokenized_dataset = dataset.map(
batched = True,
num_proc = 24
And I want to improve on that
I wonder if there is any ‘elegant’ solution in hugging face?
I found a solution at run_mlm.py group_texts(), it basically concat several batches and treate them as if it is one. However I do think this is a bit data inefficient, we could be throwing away lots of data this way. Is there an already implemented policy to achieve this? say, pack until the next example does not fit or keep a pool and assemble samples from pool to achieve even better results?