What is Transformers?
It provides general-purpose architectures (BERT, GPT-2, RoBERTa, XLM, DistilBert, XLNet…) for Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Natural Language Generation (NLG) with over 32+ pretrained models in 100+ languages and deep interoperability between TensorFlow 2.0 and PyTorch.
Transformers is a tool in the NLP / Sentiment Analysis category of a tech stack.
Transformers is an open source tool with 79.3K GitHub stars and 17.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Transformers's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Transformers?
8 companies reportedly use Transformers in their tech stacks, including Shelf, quantilope, and Kinderboerderij het Gouden Gansje.
40 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Transformers.
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- High performance on NLU and NLG tasks
- Low barrier to entry for educators and practitioners
- Deep learning researchers
- Hands-on practitioners
- AI/ML/NLP teachers and educators
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