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Massively multilingual (60 language) data set derived from TED Talk transcripts. Each record consists of parallel arrays of language and text. Missing and incomplete translations will be filtered out.

ted_multi_translate is configured with tfds.core.dataset_builder.BuilderConfig and has the following configurations predefined (defaults to the first one):

  • plain_text (v1.0.0) (Size: 335.91 MiB): Plain text import of multilingual TED talk translations


Plain text import of multilingual TED talk translations


  • 1.0.0 (default): New split API (
  • 0.0.3: None


Split Examples
ALL 271,360
TRAIN 258,098
TEST 7,213


    'talk_name': Text(shape=(), dtype=tf.string),
    'translations': TranslationVariableLanguages({
        'language': Text(shape=(), dtype=tf.string),
        'translation': Text(shape=(), dtype=tf.string),



  author    = {Qi, Ye  and  Sachan, Devendra  and  Felix, Matthieu  and  Padmanabhan, Sarguna  and  Neubig, Graham},
  title     = {When and Why Are Pre-Trained Word Embeddings Useful for Neural Machine Translation?},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Volume 2 (Short Papers)},
  month     = {June},
  year      = {2018},
  address   = {New Orleans, Louisiana},
  publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
  pages     = {529--535},
  abstract  = {The performance of Neural Machine Translation (NMT) systems often suffers in low-resource scenarios where sufficiently large-scale parallel corpora cannot be obtained. Pre-trained word embeddings have proven to be invaluable for improving performance in natural language analysis tasks, which often suffer from paucity of data. However, their utility for NMT has not been extensively explored. In this work, we perform five sets of experiments that analyze when we can expect pre-trained word embeddings to help in NMT tasks. We show that such embeddings can be surprisingly effective in some cases -- providing gains of up to 20 BLEU points in the most favorable setting.},
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