English-Vietnamese Cross-Lingual Paraphrase Identification Using MT-DNN
Published online first on September 22, 2021.
Paraphrase identification is a crucial task in natural language understanding, especially in cross-language information retrieval. Nowadays, Multi-Task Deep Neural Network (MT-DNN) has become a state-of-the-art method that brings outstanding results in paraphrase identification . In this paper, our proposed method based on MT-DNN  to detect similarities between English and Vietnamese sentences, is proposed. We changed the shared layers of the original MT-DNN from original the BERT  to other pre-trained multi-language models such as M-BERT  or XLM-R  so that our model could work on cross-language (in our case, English and Vietnamese) information retrieval. We also added some tasks as improvements to gain better results. As a result, we gained 2.3% and 2.5% increase in evaluated accuracy and F1. The proposed method was also implemented on other language pairs such as English – German and English – French. With those implementations, we got a 1.0%/0.7% improvement for English – German and a 0.7%/0.5% increase for English – French.
Keywords:MT-DNN, BERT, XLM-R, English, Vietnamese, cross-language, paraphrase identification
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