Miðeind’s WMT 2021 Submission

Haukur Barri Símonarson, Vésteinn Snæbjarnarson, Pétur Orri Ragnarson, Haukur Jónsson, Vilhjalmur Thorsteinsson


Abstract
We present Miðeind’s submission for the English→Icelandic and Icelandic→English subsets of the 2021 WMT news translation task. Transformer-base models are trained for translation on parallel data to generate backtranslations teratively. A pretrained mBART-25 model is then adapted for translation using parallel data as well as the last backtranslation iteration. This adapted pretrained model is then used to re-generate backtranslations, and the training of the adapted model is continued.
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2021.wmt-1.9
Volume:
Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Machine Translation
Month:
November
Year:
2021
Address:
Online
Venues:
EMNLP | WMT
SIG:
SIGMT
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
136–139
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/2021.wmt-1.9
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Cite (ACL):
Haukur Barri Símonarson, Vésteinn Snæbjarnarson, Pétur Orri Ragnarson, Haukur Jónsson, and Vilhjalmur Thorsteinsson. 2021. Miðeind’s WMT 2021 Submission. In Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Machine Translation, pages 136–139, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Miðeind’s WMT 2021 Submission (Símonarson et al., WMT 2021)
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https://aclanthology.org/2021.wmt-1.9.pdf
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