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French Contextualized Word-Embeddings with a sip of CaBeRnet: a New French Balanced Reference Corpus

Authors
  • Fabre, Murielle
  • Ortiz Suárez, Pedro Javier
  • Sagot, Benoît
  • Villemonte de La Clergerie, Éric
Publication Date
May 16, 2020
Source
HAL-Descartes
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English
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Abstract

This paper describes and compares the impact of different types and size of training corpora on language models like ELMO. By asking the fundamental question of quality versus quantity we evaluate four French corpora for training on parsing scores, POS-tagging and named-entities recognition downstream tasks. The paper studies the relevance of a new corpus, CaBeRnet, featuring a representative range of language usage, including a balanced variety of genres (oral transcriptions, newspapers, popular magazines, technical reports, fiction, academic texts), in oral and written styles. We hypothesize that a linguistically representative and balanced corpora will allow the language model to be more efficient and representative of a given language and therefore yield better evaluation scores on different evaluation sets and tasks.

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