TextBox: A Unified, Modularized, and Extensible Framework for Text Generation

Junyi Li, Tianyi Tang, Gaole He, Jinhao Jiang, Xiaoxuan Hu, Puzhao Xie, Zhipeng Chen, Zhuohao Yu, Wayne Xin Zhao, Ji-Rong Wen


Abstract
In this paper, we release an open-source library, called TextBox, to provide a unified, modularized, and extensible text generation framework. TextBox aims to support a broad set of text generation tasks and models. In our library, we implement 21 text generation models on 9 benchmark datasets, covering the categories of VAE, GAN, and pretrained language models. Meanwhile, our library maintains sufficient modularity and extensibility by properly decomposing the model architecture, inference, and learning process into highly reusable modules, which allows users to easily incorporate new models into our framework. The above features make TextBox especially suitable for researchers and practitioners to quickly reproduce baseline models and develop new models. TextBox is implemented based on PyTorch, and released under Apache License 2.0 at the link https://github.com/RUCAIBox/TextBox.
Anthology ID:
2021.acl-demo.4
Volume:
Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: System Demonstrations
Month:
August
Year:
2021
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Online
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ACL | IJCNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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30–39
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/2021.acl-demo.4
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2021.acl-demo.4
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Cite (ACL):
Junyi Li, Tianyi Tang, Gaole He, Jinhao Jiang, Xiaoxuan Hu, Puzhao Xie, Zhipeng Chen, Zhuohao Yu, Wayne Xin Zhao, and Ji-Rong Wen. 2021. TextBox: A Unified, Modularized, and Extensible Framework for Text Generation. In Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: System Demonstrations, pages 30–39, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.
Cite (Informal):
TextBox: A Unified, Modularized, and Extensible Framework for Text Generation (Li et al., ACL 2021)
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https://aclanthology.org/2021.acl-demo.4.pdf
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 https://aclanthology.org/2021.acl-demo.4.mp4
Code
 RUCAIBox/TextBox
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