Metric: chrf
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Description

ChrF and ChrF++ are two MT evaluation metrics. They both use the F-score statistic for character n-gram matches, and ChrF++ adds word n-grams as well which correlates more strongly with direct assessment. We use the implementation that is already present in sacrebleu. The implementation here is slightly different from sacrebleu in terms of the required input format. The length of the references and hypotheses lists need to be the same, so you may need to transpose your references compared to sacrebleu's required input format. See https://github.com/huggingface/datasets/issues/3154#issuecomment-950746534 See the README.md file at https://github.com/mjpost/sacreBLEU#chrf--chrf for more information.

How to load this metric directly with the datasets library:

from datasets import load_metric
metric = load_metric("chrf")

Citation

@inproceedings{popovic-2015-chrf,
    title = "chr{F}: character n-gram {F}-score for automatic {MT} evaluation",
    author = "Popovi{\'c}, Maja",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the Tenth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation",
    month = sep,
    year = "2015",
    address = "Lisbon, Portugal",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "https://aclanthology.org/W15-3049",
    doi = "10.18653/v1/W15-3049",
    pages = "392--395",
}
@inproceedings{popovic-2017-chrf,
    title = "chr{F}++: words helping character n-grams",
    author = "Popovi{\'c}, Maja",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the Second Conference on Machine Translation",
    month = sep,
    year = "2017",
    address = "Copenhagen, Denmark",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "https://aclanthology.org/W17-4770",
    doi = "10.18653/v1/W17-4770",
    pages = "612--618",
}
@inproceedings{post-2018-call,
    title = "A Call for Clarity in Reporting {BLEU} Scores",
    author = "Post, Matt",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the Third Conference on Machine Translation: Research Papers",
    month = oct,
    year = "2018",
    address = "Belgium, Brussels",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W18-6319",
    pages = "186--191",
}