tf.reverse_sequence

tf.reverse_sequence(
    input,
    seq_lengths,
    seq_axis=None,
    batch_axis=None,
    name=None,
    seq_dim=None,
    batch_dim=None
)

Defined in tensorflow/python/ops/array_ops.py.

See the guide: Tensor Transformations > Slicing and Joining

Reverses variable length slices.

This op first slices input along the dimension batch_axis, and for each slice i, reverses the first seq_lengths[i] elements along the dimension seq_axis.

The elements of seq_lengths must obey seq_lengths[i] <= input.dims[seq_dim], and seq_lengths must be a vector of length input.dims[batch_dim].

The output slice i along dimension batch_axis is then given by input slice i, with the first seq_lengths[i] slices along dimension seq_axis reversed.

For example:

# Given this:
batch_dim = 0
seq_dim = 1
input.dims = (4, 8, ...)
seq_lengths = [7, 2, 3, 5]

# then slices of input are reversed on seq_dim, but only up to seq_lengths:
output[0, 0:7, :, ...] = input[0, 7:0:-1, :, ...]
output[1, 0:2, :, ...] = input[1, 2:0:-1, :, ...]
output[2, 0:3, :, ...] = input[2, 3:0:-1, :, ...]
output[3, 0:5, :, ...] = input[3, 5:0:-1, :, ...]

# while entries past seq_lens are copied through:
output[0, 7:, :, ...] = input[0, 7:, :, ...]
output[1, 2:, :, ...] = input[1, 2:, :, ...]
output[2, 3:, :, ...] = input[2, 3:, :, ...]
output[3, 2:, :, ...] = input[3, 2:, :, ...]

In contrast, if:

# Given this:
batch_dim = 2
seq_dim = 0
input.dims = (8, ?, 4, ...)
seq_lengths = [7, 2, 3, 5]

# then slices of input are reversed on seq_dim, but only up to seq_lengths:
output[0:7, :, 0, :, ...] = input[7:0:-1, :, 0, :, ...]
output[0:2, :, 1, :, ...] = input[2:0:-1, :, 1, :, ...]
output[0:3, :, 2, :, ...] = input[3:0:-1, :, 2, :, ...]
output[0:5, :, 3, :, ...] = input[5:0:-1, :, 3, :, ...]

# while entries past seq_lens are copied through:
output[7:, :, 0, :, ...] = input[7:, :, 0, :, ...]
output[2:, :, 1, :, ...] = input[2:, :, 1, :, ...]
output[3:, :, 2, :, ...] = input[3:, :, 2, :, ...]
output[2:, :, 3, :, ...] = input[2:, :, 3, :, ...]

Args:

  • input: A Tensor. The input to reverse.
  • seq_lengths: A Tensor. Must be one of the following types: int32, int64. 1-D with length input.dims(batch_dim) and max(seq_lengths) <= input.dims(seq_dim)
  • seq_axis: An int. The dimension which is partially reversed.
  • batch_axis: An optional int. Defaults to 0. The dimension along which reversal is performed.
  • name: A name for the operation (optional).

Returns:

A Tensor. Has the same type as input.