progress has been rapidly accelerating in machine learning models that process language over the last couple of years. this progress has left the research lab and started powering some of the leading digital products. a great example of this is the . google believes this step (or progress in natural language understanding as applied in search) represents “the biggest leap forward in the past five years, and one of the biggest leaps forward in the history of search”.
this post is a simple tutorial for how to use a variant of bert to classify sentences. this is an example that is basic enough as a first intro, yet advanced enough to showcase some of the key concepts involved.