I recently downloaded Camembert Model to fine-tune it for my purpose.

Upon unzipping the file the contents are: enter image description here

Upon loading the model.pt file using pytorch:

import torch
model = torch.load(model_saved_at)

I saw that model was in OrderedDict format containing the following keys:


As the name suggests most of them are OrderedKeys themselves with the exception of args which belongs to a class argsparse.Namespace. Using vars() we can see args only contains some hyperparameters and values which are to be passed from the command-line.

model["model"] contains the weights which I want to load and use as my base model. A small part of it is as shown below:

for ans in model["model"].keys():
        print(ans, "\t" ,model["model"][ans].size())
        print(ans, type(ans))
decoder.sentence_encoder.embed_tokens.weight     torch.Size([32005, 768])
decoder.sentence_encoder.embed_positions.weight      torch.Size([514, 768])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.self_attn.in_proj_weight   torch.Size([2304, 768])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.self_attn.in_proj_bias     torch.Size([2304])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.self_attn.out_proj.weight      torch.Size([768, 768])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.self_attn.out_proj.bias    torch.Size([768])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.self_attn_layer_norm.weight    torch.Size([768])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.self_attn_layer_norm.bias      torch.Size([768])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.fc1.weight     torch.Size([3072, 768])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.fc1.bias   torch.Size([3072])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.fc2.weight     torch.Size([768, 3072])
decoder.sentence_encoder.layers.0.fc2.bias   torch.Size([768])

However, I cannot use load_state_dict() since I have no instance of this class. How am I suppose to load the weights and optimization parameters without creating an instance? I thought of using sentence.bpe.model but they are for tokenization purposes.


1 Answer 1


If you are open to using huggingface transformer for fine tuning which is really popular, here is a code sample:

import transformers
class Model(nn.Module):
    def __init__(self):
        self.Bert = transformers.CamemBertModel.from_pretrained('camembert-base')
        self.fc0 = nn.Linear(768,1)

        nn.init.normal_(self.fc0.weight,std= 0.1)
        nn.init.normal_(self.fc0.bias ,0.)
    def forward(self,input_ids,attention_mask):
        hid= self.Bert(input_ids,attention_mask = attention_mask)
        hid= hid[0][:,0]
        x = self.fc0(hid)
        return x

You can change your last layer as you need.It is just a sample. It will load the pretrained weights from huggingface.You need not provide it.You can install transformers by the following line in terminal.

pip3 install transformers
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the answer but I downloaded this seperately just to avoid using huggingface, it definitely would be easy but it would also restrict a lot of what I can and cannot do. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 9:57
  • $\begingroup$ without the class file,which you won't probably have, you cannot optimize the camembert layer.All you can do is use it as a encoder layer,extract features and train your last layers which is similar as above.Rather in above you can optimizer camembert as well $\endgroup$
    – SrJ
    Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 9:59
  • $\begingroup$ Is there any way to just load the initial model and not optimize those and only optimize the layers that I would be adding after these? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 11:44
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. Just like the code i have provided. Instead of transform layer use your model layer to get output and send them to your layers $\endgroup$
    – SrJ
    Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ Could you make an edit showing how would one go on from first layer to the last? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 14:40

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