Defined in tensorflow/contrib/legacy_seq2seq/python/ops/

Embedding RNN sequence-to-sequence model.

This model first embeds encoder_inputs by a newly created embedding (of shape [num_encoder_symbols x input_size]). Then it runs an RNN to encode embedded encoder_inputs into a state vector. Next, it embeds decoder_inputs by another newly created embedding (of shape [num_decoder_symbols x input_size]). Then it runs RNN decoder, initialized with the last encoder state, on embedded decoder_inputs.


  • encoder_inputs: A list of 1D int32 Tensors of shape [batch_size].
  • decoder_inputs: A list of 1D int32 Tensors of shape [batch_size].
  • cell: tf.nn.rnn_cell.RNNCell defining the cell function and size.
  • num_encoder_symbols: Integer; number of symbols on the encoder side.
  • num_decoder_symbols: Integer; number of symbols on the decoder side.
  • embedding_size: Integer, the length of the embedding vector for each symbol.
  • output_projection: None or a pair (W, B) of output projection weights and biases; W has shape [output_size x num_decoder_symbols] and B has shape [num_decoder_symbols]; if provided and feed_previous=True, each fed previous output will first be multiplied by W and added B.
  • feed_previous: Boolean or scalar Boolean Tensor; if True, only the first of decoder_inputs will be used (the "GO" symbol), and all other decoder inputs will be taken from previous outputs (as in embedding_rnn_decoder). If False, decoder_inputs are used as given (the standard decoder case).
  • dtype: The dtype of the initial state for both the encoder and encoder rnn cells (default: tf.float32).
  • scope: VariableScope for the created subgraph; defaults to "embedding_rnn_seq2seq"


A tuple of the form (outputs, state), where: outputs: A list of the same length as decoder_inputs of 2D Tensors. The output is of shape [batch_size x cell.output_size] when output_projection is not None (and represents the dense representation of predicted tokens). It is of shape [batch_size x num_decoder_symbols] when output_projection is None. state: The state of each decoder cell in each time-step. This is a list with length len(decoder_inputs) -- one item for each time-step. It is a 2D Tensor of shape [batch_size x cell.state_size].