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👋 Hi there

I'm working at Bavarian State Library 📚 now and please visit, watch and star our pre-trained language models repo!

I'm currently working on the awesome Flair library and love contributing to 🤗 Transformers.

📰 Latest news

Latest news of new language models, PRs and many more!

  • 09.06.2022: Preprint of our upcoming HIPE-2022 Working Notes paper is now available here: hmBERT: Historical Multilingual Language Models for Named Entity Recognition.

  • 20.02.2022: Check out our new GermanT5 organization - expect new T5 models for German soon!

  • 14.12.2021: New badge: Member of Hugging Face Supporter org now 🎉

  • 13.12.2021: Release of Historic Language Model for Dutch (trained on Delpher corpus) - see repo here.

  • 06.12.2021: Release of smaller multilingual Historic Language Models (ranging from 2-8 layers) - see repo here.

  • 18.11.2021: Release of new multilingual and monolingual Historic Language Models - as preparation for upcoming CLEF-HIPE 2022 - see repo here.

  • 23.09.2021: Release of ConvBERTurk (cased and uncased) and ELECTRA (uncased) trained on Turkish part of mC4 corpus - see repo here.

  • 07.09.2021: Release of new larger German GPT-2 model - see model hub card here.

  • 17.08.2021: Release of new re-trained German GPT-2 model - see repo here.

  • 05.07.2021: Preprint of the ICDAR 2021 paper "Data Centric Domain Adaptation for Historical Text with OCR Errors" together with Luisa März, Nina Poerner, Benjamin Roth and Hinrich Schütze is out now!

  • 24.06.2021: Turkish Language Model Zoo repo got a new logo from Merve Noyan, please follow her! Additionally, a new Turkish ELECTRA model was released, that was trained on the Turkish part of multilingual C4 dataset. More details here.

  • 03.05.2021: GC4LM: A Colossal (Biased) language model for German was released. Repo with more details here.

  • 27.04.2021: Our paper "Data Centric Domain Adaptation for Historical Text with OCR Errors" was accepted at ICDAR 2021. More details soon!

  • 16.03.2021: Turkish model zoo is still growing! Public release of ConvBERTurk - see repo here.

  • 07.02.2021: Public release of German Europeana DistilBERT and ConvBERT models. Repo with more information is here.

  • 28.01.2021: Expect a new German Europeana ELECTRA Large model incl. a distilled German Europeana BERT model soon 🤗

  • 16.11.2020: Public release of French Europeana BERT and ELECTRA models - see repository here.

  • 16.11:2020: Public release of a German GPT-2 model (incl. fine-tuned model on Faust I and II). Repo with more information is available here.

  • 11.11.2020: Public release of Ukrainian ELECTRA model. Repo is now available here.

  • 11.11.2020: New workstation build (RTX 3090 and Ryzen 9 5900X) has completed! Expect a lot of new Flair/Transformers models in near future!

  • 02.11.2020: Public release of Italian XXL ELECTRA model. New repo for Italian BERT and ELECTRA models is now available here 🎉

  • 22.10.2020: Preprint of "German's Next Language Model" is now available here. Models are also available on the Hugging Face model hub 🎉

  • 22.10.2020: Our shared task paper Triple E - Effective Ensembling of Embeddings and Language Models for NER of Historical German together with Luisa März is released 🎉

  • 30.09.2020: "German's Next Language Model" together with Branden Chan and Timo Möller was accepted at COLING 2020! Expect new language models for German on the Hugging Face model hub soon 🤗

  • 23.09.2020: Flair in version 0.6.1 is out now!

  • 02.09.2020: Slow response time - I'm currently focussing on EACL 2021. Expect great new things 😎

  • 18.08.2020: French BERT model, trained on Historic newspapers from Europeana: find the model here and the corresponding repository here.

📃 Publications

📃 Preprints

💬 Contact

Please open an issue in the corresponding repository or tag me (@stefan-it) in issues/prs/commits on GitHub :)

You can also find me on the 🤗 Discussion forum.


  1. Turkish BERT/DistilBERT, ELECTRA and ConvBERT models

    Python 350 32

  2. dbmdz/berts Public

    DBMDZ BERT, DistilBERT, ELECTRA, GPT-2 and ConvBERT models

    134 11

  3. Experiments with Zalando's flair library

    Python 34 5

  4. Language Models for Zalando's flair library

    54 4

  5. Repository for "Towards Robust Named Entity Recognition for Historic German"

    Python 16 3

  6. General-Purpose Neural Networks for Sentence Boundary Detection

    Python 69 7

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