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What is the reason behind the name "Transformers", for Multi Head Self-Attention-based neural networks from Attention is All You Need?

I have been googling this question for a long time, and nowhere I can find any explanation.

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The authors of the original paper don't provide an explanation, but I suspect it's a combination of:

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