Do all Roads Lead to Rome? Understanding the Role of Initialization in Iterative Back-Translation

28 Feb 2020Mikel ArtetxeGorka LabakaNoe CasasEneko Agirre

Back-translation provides a simple yet effective approach to exploit monolingual corpora in Neural Machine Translation (NMT). Its iterative variant, where two opposite NMT models are jointly trained by alternately using a synthetic parallel corpus generated by the reverse model, plays a central role in unsupervised machine translation... (read more)

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