class flax.linen.SelfAttention(num_heads, dtype=None, param_dtype=<class 'jax.numpy.float32'>, qkv_features=None, out_features=None, broadcast_dropout=True, dropout_rate=0.0, deterministic=None, precision=None, kernel_init=<function variance_scaling.<locals>.init>, bias_init=<function zeros>, use_bias=True, attention_fn=<function dot_product_attention>, decode=False, parent=<flax.linen.module._Sentinel object>, name=None)[source]#

Self-attention special case of multi-head dot-product attention.

__call__(inputs_q, mask=None, deterministic=None)[source]#

Applies multi-head dot product self-attention on the input data.

Projects the inputs into multi-headed query, key, and value vectors, applies dot-product attention and project the results to an output vector.

  • inputs_q – input queries of shape [batch_sizes…, length, features].

  • mask – attention mask of shape [batch_sizes…, num_heads, query_length, key/value_length]. Attention weights are masked out if their corresponding mask value is False.

  • deterministic – if false, the attention weight is masked randomly using dropout, whereas if true, the attention weights are deterministic.


output of shape [batch_sizes…, length, features].