Let’s explore some unconventional NLP models and architectures

Available tasks on HuggingFace’s model hub (source)

HugginFace has been on top of every NLP(Natural Language Processing) practitioners mind with their transformers and datasets libraries. In 2020, we saw some major upgrades in both these libraries, along with introduction of model hub. For most of the people, “using BERT” is synonymous to using the version with weights available in HF’s transformers library.

In this post, I’ll highlight some of the models & tasks, which the huggingface ecosystem now supports(transformers+datasets+model hub), but are not as popular as BERT.

Blenderbot was launched in 2020 by Facebook AI, as an open-source state-of-the-art chatbot. It’s claim is to have good conversational…

Ubuntu tooltip in action

The Motivation:

I have a hobby of reading books and inspirational quotes. But if you’re like me, you also will be reading a nice quote and then forget about it. That’s because the way human mind(or at least my mind works), we need repetitions.

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. — Muhammad Ali

Following this, I started exploring for various tools which already exist and can help me circle between either

  • New motivational quotes
  • Quotes from the books I’ve already read and liked on goodreads

For the…

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Disclaimer: Along with the content from Searce team, you will also find a guest column where people outside Searce will contribute. This post by Kartik Godawat, is one such guest post. Watch this space for more :) — Editor

If you’re a web-developer working in the industry, you must’ve had thoughts about trying yourself out on Deep Learning. From generating Shakespeare styled text, generating celebrity faces to beating Atari games, the field seems to be everywhere.

If you’re like me, you’d also had probably signed-up for a popular AI course, but would find it difficult to complete the assignments and…


By three methods we may learn wisdom. First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. — Confucius

For the purpose of tracking the time I spend on a browser, I use the Limitless extension on Chrome. While it gives me the time spent under categories, I thought it might be useful to inspect all my browsing data for the past year.

Here begins my quest to understand all that there was in my browsing data.

In the process, I used Pandas and Seaborn. Pandas is a python library…

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First world problem: A relatively trivial or minor problem or frustration (implying a contrast with serious problems such as those that may be experienced in the developing world).

Yesterday night, I ended up watching MasterChef Australia while shuffling channels on TV, while a selenium scraper was taking it’s time to build a image dataset I needed. Even though I have absolutely no interest in cooking, I observed a lot of similarities with how I work on a software project.

I’ve heard people frequently saying that coding or getting into a specific domain like AI is not everyone’s cup of tea. My response is inspired by the movie Ratatouille:

As a developer, I find manual software installations, typing long command in shells repetitively , endless Alt+Tabs to switch between one application to another, typing username & password every-time on localhost forms to be an extra baggage which comes in the way of actually doing things.

This article is an attempt to consolidate a variety of productivity tools, tips and shortcuts I’ve read from sources like HackerNews, StackExchange, AskUbuntu and other productivity related blog posts. Most will have probably seen most of these, but I’m glad if someone discovers something new and useful.

This list contains a couple of external…

Kartik Godawat

I like machines. I also like learning.

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