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Translate on mobile with .pt models

Hi!

We have made use of CTranslate (https://github.com/OpenNMT/CTranslate) extensively for translating with OpenNMT torch models on android. I was wondering if there is a similarly available library for making use of OpenNMT-py Pytorch models? Now that that the torch distribution is not maintained, it would be great to update our environment, if we can comntinue to support translation on a mobile device.

Thanks!
Adam

Dear Adam,

Maybe it is not a direct answer to your question, but it might help to look into these options:

Kind regards,
Yasmin

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Hi,

Unfortunately there is currently no direct paths to run a OpenNMT-py model on mobile. One promising approach would be to export the model to ONNX but this has been proved to be difficult.

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Thanks for the responses. For the moment, I think we’ll just have to stick with torch.

Adam