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Modelling Latent Translations for Cross-Lingual Transfer

@article{Ponti2021ModellingLT,
  title={Modelling Latent Translations for Cross-Lingual Transfer},
  author={E. Ponti and Julia Kreutzer and Ivan Vulic and Siva Reddy},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2107.11353}
}
While achieving state-of-the-art results in multiple tasks and languages, translation-based cross-lingual transfer is often overlooked in favour of massively multilingual pre-trained encoders. Arguably, this is due to its main limitations: 1) translation errors percolating to the classification phase and 2) the insufficient expressiveness of the maximum-likelihood translation. To remedy this, we propose a new technique that integrates both steps of the traditional pipeline (translation and… Expand

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