# How to i get word embeddings for out of vocabulary words using a transformer model?

When i tried to get word embeddings of a sentence using bio_clinical bert, for a sentence of 8 words i am getting 11 token ids(+start and end) because "embeddings" is an out of vocabulary word/token, that is being split into em,bed,ding,s.

I would like to know if there is any aggregation strategies available that make sense apart from doing a mean of these vectors.

from transformers import AutoTokenizer, AutoModel
tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained("emilyalsentzer/Bio_ClinicalBERT")
model = AutoModel.from_pretrained("emilyalsentzer/Bio_ClinicalBERT")

sentences = ['This framework generates embeddings for each input sentence']

#Tokenize sentences
encoded_input = tokenizer(sentences, padding=True, truncation=True, max_length=128, return_tensors='pt')

#Compute token embeddings
model_output = model(**encoded_input)

print(encoded_input['input_ids'].shape)


Output : torch.Size([1, 13])

for token in encoded_input['input_ids'][0]:
print(tokenizer.decode([token]))


Output:

[CLS]
this
framework
generates
em
##bed
##ding
##s
for
each
input
sentence
[SEP]