Model description

mbart50-large-zu-en-mt is a machine translation model from isiZulu to English based on a fine-tuned facebook/mbart-large-50 model. It establishes a strong baseline for automatically translating texts from isiZulu to English.

Limitations and bias

This model is limited by its training dataset. This may not generalize well for all use cases in different domains.

Training data

Specifically, this model is a mbart-large-50 model that was fine-tuned on JW300 isiZulu corpus and LAFAND. The model was trained using Xhosa(xh_ZA) as the language since the pre-trained model does not initially support isiZulu. Thus, you need to use the xh_ZA for language code when evaluating the model.

Training procedure

This model was trained on NVIDIA V100 GPU

Eval results on Test set (BLEU score)

Fine-tuning mbart50-large achieves 33.56 BLEU on LAFAND test set

BibTeX entry and citation info

By David Adelani

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