Summary: A Primer on Transformers

Let’s summarize what we have learned so far.

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Key highlights

Summarized below are the main highlights of what we have learned in this chapter.

  • We learned what the transformer model is and how it uses encoder-decoder architecture. We looked into the encoder section of the transformer and learned about different sublayers used in encoders, such as multi-head attention and feedforward networks.

  • We learned that the self-attention mechanism relates a word to all the words in the sentence to better understand the word. To compute self-attention, we used three different matrices called the query, key, and value matrices. Following this, we learned how to compute positional encoding and how it is used to capture the word order in a sentence. Next, we learned how the feedforward network works in the encoder, and then we explored the add and norm component.

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