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# KenLM models
This repo contains several KenLM models trained on different tokenized datasets and languages.
KenLM models are probabilistic n-gram languge models that models. One use case of these models consist on fast perplexity estimation for [filtering or sampling large datasets]( For example, one could use a KenLM model trained on French Wikipedia to run inference on a large dataset and filter out samples that are very unlike to appear on Wikipedia (high perplexity), or very simple non-informative sentences that could appear repeatedly (low perplexity).
At the root of this repo you will find different directories named after the dataset models were trained on (e.g. `wikipedia`, `oscar`). Within each directory, you will find several models trained on different language subsets of the dataset (e.g. `en (English)`, `es (Spanish)`, `fr (French)`). For each language you will find three different files
* `{language}.arpa.bin`: The trained KenLM model binary
* `{language}.sp.model`: The trained SentencePiece model used for tokenization
* `{language}.sp.vocab`: The vocabulary file for the SentencePiece model
The models have been trained using some of the preprocessing steps from [cc_net](, in particular replacing numbers with zeros and normalizing punctuation. So, it is important to keep the default values for the parameters: `lower_case`, `remove_accents`, `normalize_numbers` and `punctuation` when using the pre-trained models in order to replicate the same pre-processing steps at inference time.
# Dependencies
* KenLM: `pip install`
* SentencePiece: `pip install`
# Example:
from model import KenlmModel
# Load model trained on English wikipedia
model = KenlmModel.from_pretrained("wikipedia", "en")
# Get perplexity
model.get_perplexity("I am very perplexed")
# 341.3 (low perplexity, since sentence style is formal and with no grammar mistakes)
model.get_perplexity("im hella trippin")
# 46793.5 (high perplexity, since the sentence is colloquial and contains grammar mistakes)
In the example above we see that, since Wikipedia is a collection of encyclopedic articles, a KenLM model trained on it will naturally give lower perplexity scores to sentences with formal language and no grammar mistakes than colloquial sentences with grammar mistakes.