RESEARCH

SPEECH & AUDIO

Lightweight and Efficient Neural Natural Language Processing with Quaternion Networks

June 12, 2019

Abstract

Many state-of-the-art neural models for NLP are heavily parameterized and thus memory inefficient. This paper proposes a series of lightweight and memory efficient neural architectures for a potpourri of natural language processing (NLP) tasks. To this end, our models exploit computation using Quaternion algebra and hypercomplex spaces, enabling not only expressive inter-component interactions but also significantly (75%) reduced parameter size due to lesser degrees of freedom in the Hamilton product. We propose Quaternion variants of models, giving rise to new architectures such as the Quaternion attention Model and Quaternion Transformer. Extensive experiments on a battery of NLP tasks demonstrates the utility of proposed Quaternion-inspired models, enabling up to 75% reduction in parameter size without significant loss in performance.

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AUTHORS

Written by

Jinfeng Rao

Aston Zhang

Jie Fu

Luu Anh Tuan

Shuai Zhang

Shuohang Wang

Siu Cheung Hui

Yi Tay

Publisher

ACL

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