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PuoBERTa-POS: A Setswana Langage Model Finetuned on MasakhaPOS for Parts of Speech Tagging.

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A Roberta-based language model finetuned on MasakhanePOS for Parts of Speech Tagging.

Based on https://huggingface.co/dsfsi/PuoBERTa

Model Details

Model Description

This is a POS model trained on Setswana based on PuoBERTa and fineruned on MasakhaPOS Setswana.

  • Developed by: Vukosi Marivate (@vukosi), Moseli Mots'Oehli (@MoseliMotsoehli) , Valencia Wagner, Richard Lastrucci and Isheanesu Dzingirai
  • Model type: RoBERTa Model
  • Language(s) (NLP): Setswana
  • License: CC BY 4.0

Model Performance

Performance of models on the MasakhaPOS downstream task.

Model Test Performance
Multilingual Models
AfroLM 83.8
AfriBERTa 82.5
AfroXLMR-base 82.7
AfroXLMR-large 83.0
Monolingual Models
PuoBERTa 83.4
PuoBERTa+JW300 84.1


Use this model for Part of Speech Tagging for Setswana.

Citation Information

Bibtex Refrence

  title   = {PuoBERTa: Training and evaluation of a curated language model for Setswana},
  author  = {Vukosi Marivate and Moseli Mots'Oehli and Valencia Wagner and Richard Lastrucci and Isheanesu Dzingirai},
  year    = {2023},
  booktitle= {Artificial Intelligence Research. SACAIR 2023. Communications in Computer and Information Science},
  url= {https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-49002-6_17},
  keywords = {NLP},
  preprint_url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2310.09141},
  dataset_url = {https://github.com/dsfsi/PuoBERTa},
  software_url = {https://huggingface.co/dsfsi/PuoBERTa}


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Vukosi Marivate

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