Olá, Bonjour, Salve! XFORMAL: A Benchmark for Multilingual Formality Style Transfer

Abstract

We take the first step towards multilingual style transfer by creating and releasing XFORMAL, a benchmark of multiple formal reformulations of informal text in Brazilian Portuguese, French, and Italian. Results on XFORMAL suggest that state-of-the-art style transfer approaches perform close to simple baselines, indicating that style transfer is even more challenging when moving multilingual.

Publication
Proceedings of NAACL 2021
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Eleftheria Briakou
Ph.D. Candidate

My research interests span semantics, multilingual NLP and machine translation.