Finnish BERT Sentence Embeddings (Base Cased)


A version of Google’s BERT deep transfer learning model for Finnish. The model can be fine-tuned to achieve state-of-the-art results for various Finnish natural language processing tasks. FinBERT features a custom 50,000 wordpiece vocabulary that has much better coverage of Finnish words.

FinBERT has been pre-trained for 1 million steps on over 3 billion tokens (24B characters) of Finnish text drawn from news, online discussion, and internet crawls. By contrast, Multilingual BERT was trained on Wikipedia texts, where the Finnish Wikipedia text is approximately 3% of the amount used to train FinBERT.

These features allow FinBERT to outperform not only Multilingual BERT but also all previously proposed models when fine-tuned for Finnish natural language processing tasks.


How to use

embeddings = BertEmbeddings.pretrained("sent_bert_finnish_cased", "fi") \
      .setInputCols("sentence") \
nlp_pipeline = Pipeline(stages=[document_assembler, sentence_detector, embeddings])
pipeline_model =[[""]]).toDF("text"))
result = pipeline_model.transform(spark.createDataFrame(pd.DataFrame({"text": ["Vihaan syöpää","antibiootit eivät ole kipulääkkeitä"]})))
val embeddings = BertEmbeddings.pretrained("sent_bert_finnish_cased", "fi")
val pipeline = new Pipeline().setStages(Array(document_assembler, sentence_detector, embeddings))
val result =["Vihaan syöpää","antibiootit eivät ole kipulääkkeitä"].toDS.toDF("text")).transform(data)
import nlu

text = ["Vihaan syöpää","antibiootit eivät ole kipulääkkeitä"]
embeddings_df = nlu.load('fi.embed_sentence.bert.cased').predict(text, output_level='sentence')


	sentence	                              fi_embed_sentence_bert_cased_embeddings
      Vihaan syöpää 	                        [-0.32807931303977966, -0.18222537636756897, 0...
 	antibiootit eivät ole kipulääkkeitä 	[-0.192955881357193, -0.11151257902383804, 0.7...

Model Information

Model Name: sent_bert_finnish_cased
Type: embeddings
Compatibility: Spark NLP 2.6.0+
License: Open Source
Edition: Official
Input Labels: [sentence]
Output Labels: [sentence_embeddings]
Language: [fi]
Dimension: 768
Case sensitive: true

Data Source

The model is imported from