Sinhala-gpt2 / README.md
---
language: si
tags:
- Sinhala
- text-generation
- gpt2
datasets:
- mc4
---
# Sinhala GPT2 trained on MC4 (manually cleaned)
### Overview
This is a smaller GPT2 model trained on [MC4](https://github.com/allenai/allennlp/discussions/5056) Sinhala dataset. As Sinhala is one of those low resource languages, there are only a handful of models been trained. So, this would be a great place to start training for more downstream tasks.
This model uses a manually cleaned version of MC4 dataset which can be found [here](https://huggingface.co/datasets/keshan/clean-si-mc4). Although the dataset is relatively small ~3GB. The finetuned model on [news articles](https://huggingface.co/keshan/sinhala-gpt2-newswire) generates good and acceptable results.
## Model Specification
The model chosen for training is GPT2 with the following specifications:
1. vocab_size=50257
2. n_embd=768
3. n_head=12
4. n_layer=12
5. n_positions=1024
## How to Use
You can use this model directly with a pipeline for causal language modeling:
```py
from transformers import pipeline
generator = pipeline('text-generation', model='flax-community/Sinhala-gpt2')
generator("මම", max_length=50, num_return_sequences=5)
```