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LTG-BERT for the BabyLM challenge

This is the LTG-BERT baseline trained on the 100MW BabyLM challenge dataset.

Please cite the following publication

    title = "Trained on 100 million words and still in shape: {BERT} meets {B}ritish {N}ational {C}orpus",
    author = "Samuel, David  and
      Kutuzov, Andrey  and
      {\O}vrelid, Lilja  and
      Velldal, Erik",
    booktitle = "Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EACL 2023",
    month = may,
    year = "2023",
    address = "Dubrovnik, Croatia",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "https://aclanthology.org/2023.findings-eacl.146",
    pages = "1954--1974",
    abstract = "While modern masked language models (LMs) are trained on ever larger corpora, we here explore the effects of down-scaling training to a modestly-sized but representative, well-balanced, and publicly available English text source {--} the British National Corpus. We show that pre-training on this carefully curated corpus can reach better performance than the original BERT model. We argue that this type of corpora has great potential as a language modeling benchmark. To showcase this potential, we present fair, reproducible and data-efficient comparative studies of LMs, in which we evaluate several training objectives and model architectures and replicate previous empirical results in a systematic way. We propose an optimized LM architecture called LTG-BERT.",
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