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  • Release 1.0beta (April 29, 2021)

NB-BERT-large (beta)


NB-BERT-large is a general BERT-large model built on the large digital collection at the National Library of Norway.

This model is trained from scratch on a wide variety of Norwegian text (both bokmål and nynorsk) from the last 200 years using a monolingual Norwegian vocabulary.

Intended use & limitations

The 1.0 version of the model is general, and should be fine-tuned for any particular use. Some fine-tuning sets may be found on Github, see

Training data

The model is trained on a wide variety of text. The training set is described on

More information

For more information on the model, see


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