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


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.

Proceedings of NAACL 2021
Eleftheria Briakou
Ph.D. Candidate

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