iNLTK: Natural Language Toolkit for Indic Languages

Gaurav Arora


Abstract
We present iNLTK, an open-source NLP library consisting of pre-trained language models and out-of-the-box support for Data Augmentation, Textual Similarity, Sentence Embeddings, Word Embeddings, Tokenization and Text Generation in 13 Indic Languages. By using pre-trained models from iNLTK for text classification on publicly available datasets, we significantly outperform previously reported results. On these datasets, we also show that by using pre-trained models and data augmentation from iNLTK, we can achieve more than 95% of the previous best performance by using less than 10% of the training data. iNLTK is already being widely used by the community and has 40,000+ downloads, 600+ stars and 100+ forks on GitHub. The library is available at https://github.com/goru001/inltk.
Anthology ID:
2020.nlposs-1.10
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Proceedings of Second Workshop for NLP Open Source Software (NLP-OSS)
Month:
November
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2020
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Online
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EMNLP | NLPOSS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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66–71
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2020.nlposs-1.10
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2020.nlposs-1.10
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