On the Cross-lingual Transferability of Monolingual Representations

ACL 2020 Mikel ArtetxeSebastian RuderDani Yogatama

State-of-the-art unsupervised multilingual models (e.g., multilingual BERT) have been shown to generalize in a zero-shot cross-lingual setting. This generalization ability has been attributed to the use of a shared subword vocabulary and joint training across multiple languages giving rise to deep multilingual abstractions... (read more)

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