|Ahmet Üstün, Alexandre Berard, Laurent Besacier, Matthias Gallé|
|Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (hybrid event), 7-11 November 2021|
We consider the problem of multilingual unsupervised machine translation, translating to and from languages that only have monolingual data by using auxiliary parallel language pairs. For this problem the standard procedure so far to leverage the monolingual data is back-translation, which is computationally costly and hard to tune.
In this paper we propose instead to use denoising adapters, adapter layers with a denoising objective, on top of pre-trained mBART-50. In addition to the modularity and flexibility of such an approach we show that the resulting translations are on-par with back-translating as measured by BLEU, and furthermore it allows adding unseen languages incrementally.
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