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Query Planning using Open Source LLMs and Function Calling
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Query Planning using Open Source LLMs and Function Calling

Last Updated on January 3, 2024 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Vatsal Saglani

Originally published on Towards AI.


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The past year I’ve had a lot of hands-on experience working with the GPT models via the API. I developed multiple applications for various use cases and had a great time innovating with them and breathing life into various different frameworks and processes using these models.

OpenAI, with its GPT models, provides a couple of unique features like JSON mode and Function Calling, which were (probably still are) hard to compete against. Yes, there are many open-source models (even closed ones like Claude) that do a decent job at generating JSON output, classifying functions, and then generating parameters in a multi-step manner. But most of them struggle when it comes to generating huge JSON objects or single-step function classification and parameter generation.

But this didn’t stop me from trying out all the open-source models as and when they dropped.

After a lot of disappointing trials and errors (and mostly errors) a ray of hope emerged when the Mistral-7B and Mistral-7B-Instruct models were dropped. When I tried out the Mistral-7B-Instruct model, I was quite shocked to see how quickly it was generating text, and when I saw the outputs, it felt like using the early version of the GPT-3.5 and GPT-3.5-Turbo (but… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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