# GatherND¶

Versioned name : GatherND-5

Category : Data movement operations

Short description : GatherND gathers slices from input tensor into a tensor of a shape specified by indices.

Detailed description : GatherND gathers slices from data by indices and forms a tensor of a shape specified by indices.

indices is K -dimensional integer tensor or K-1 -dimensional tensor of tuples with indices by which the operation gathers elements or slices from data tensor. A position i_0, ..., i_{K-2} in the indices tensor corresponds to a tuple with indices indices[i_0, ..., i_{K-2}] of a length equal to indices.shape[-1]. By this tuple with indices the operation gathers a slice or an element from data tensor and insert it into the output at position i_0, ..., i_{K-2} as the following formula:

output[i_0, …, i_{K-2},:,…,:] = data[indices[i_0, …, i_{K-2}],:,…,:]

The last dimension of indices tensor must be not greater than a rank of data tensor, i.e. indices.shape[-1] <= data.rank. The shape of the output can be computed as indices.shape[:-1] + data.shape[indices.shape[-1]:].

Example 1 shows how GatherND operates with elements from data tensor:

indices = [[0, 0],
[1, 0]]
data    = [[1, 2],
[3, 4]]
output  = [1, 3]

Example 2 shows how GatherND operates with slices from data tensor:

indices = [, ]
data    = [[1, 2],
[3, 4]]
output  = [[3, 4],
[1, 2]]

Example 3 shows how GatherND operates when indices tensor has leading dimensions:

indices = [[], []]
data    = [[1, 2],
[3, 4]]
output  = [[[3, 4]],
[[1, 2]]]

Attributes :

• batch_dims

• Description : batch_dims (denoted as b) is a leading number of dimensions of data tensor and indices representing the batches, and GatherND starts to gather from the b+1 dimension. It requires the first b dimensions in data and indices tensors to be equal. In case non default value for batch_dims the output shape is calculated as (multiplication of indices.shape[:b]) + indices.shape[b:-1] + data.shape[(indices.shape[-1] + b):].

• Range of values : integer number and belongs to [0; min(data.rank, indices.rank))

• Type : int

• Default value : 0

• Required : no

Example 4 shows how GatherND operates gathering elements for non-default batch_dims value:

batch_dims = 1
indices = [,    <--- this is applied to the first batch
]    <--- this is applied to the second batch, shape = (2, 1)
data    = [[1, 2], <--- the first batch
[3, 4]] <--- the second batch, shape = (2, 2)
output  = [2, 3], shape = (2)

Example 5 shows how GatherND operates gathering slices for non-default batch_dims value:

batch_dims = 1
indices = [, <--- this is applied to the first batch
] <--- this is applied to the second batch, shape = (2, 1)
data    = [[[1,   2,  3,  4], [ 5,  6,  7,  8], [ 9, 10, 11, 12]]  <--- the first batch
[[13, 14, 15, 16], [17, 18, 19, 20], [21, 22, 23, 24]]] <--- the second batch, shape = (2, 3, 4)
output  = [[ 5,  6,  7,  8], [13, 14, 15, 16]], shape = (2, 4)

More complex example 6 shows how GatherND operates gathering slices with leading dimensions for non-default batch_dims value:

batch_dims = 2
indices = [[[], <--- this is applied to the first batch
[],
[]],
[[],
[],
[]] <--- this is applied to the sixth batch
], shape = (2, 3, 1, 1)
data    = [[[1,   2,  3,  4], <--- this is the first batch
[ 5,  6,  7,  8],
[ 9, 10, 11, 12]]
[[13, 14, 15, 16],
[17, 18, 19, 20],
[21, 22, 23, 24]] <--- this is the sixth batch
] <--- the second batch, shape = (2, 3, 4)
output  = [, , , , , ], shape = (6, 1)

Inputs :

• 1 : data tensor of type T. This is a tensor of a rank not less than 1. Required.

• 2 : indices tensor of type T_IND. This is a tensor of a rank not less than 1. It requires that all indices from this tensor will be in a range [0, s-1] where s is corresponding dimension to which this index is applied. Required.

Outputs :

• 1 : Tensor with gathered values of type T.

Types

• T : any supported type.

• T_IND : any supported integer types.

Examples

<layer id="1" type="GatherND">
<data batch_dims=0 />
<input>
<port id="0">
<dim>1000</dim>
<dim>256</dim>
<dim>10</dim>
<dim>15</dim>
</port>
<port id="1">
<dim>25</dim>
<dim>125</dim>
<dim>3</dim>
</port>
</input>
<output>
<port id="3">
<dim>25</dim>
<dim>125</dim>
<dim>15</dim>
</port>
</output>
</layer>
<layer id="1" type="GatherND">
<data batch_dims=2 />
<input>
<port id="0">
<dim>30</dim>
<dim>2</dim>
<dim>100</dim>
<dim>35</dim>
</port>
<port id="1">
<dim>30</dim>
<dim>2</dim>
<dim>3</dim>
<dim>1</dim>
</port>
</input>
<output>
<port id="3">
<dim>60</dim>
<dim>3</dim>
<dim>35</dim>
</port>
</output>
</layer>