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Transfer learning based entropy optimized semi-supervised decomposed vector-quantized variational autoencoder model for multiclass text classification and generation
  • Shivani Malhotra
Shivani Malhotra

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We propose a semisupervised discrete latent variable model for multi-class text classification and text generation. The proposed model employs the concept of transfer learning for training a quantized transformer model, which is able to learn competently using fewer labeled instances. The model applies decomposed vector quantization technique to overcome problems like posterior collapse and index collapse. Shannon entropy is used for the decomposed sub-encoders, on which a variable DropConnect is applied, to retain maximum information. Moreover, gradients of the Loss function are adaptively modified during backpropagation from decoder to encoder to enhance the performance of the model.