Why is GPT-3 15.77x more expensive for certain languages?

How large language models process multilingual data differently

The MASSIVE dataset is a step toward the creation of multilingual natural-language-understanding models that can generalize easily to new languages. (Amazon, 2022)
Figure 1: Token usage per model across English and 50 other languages within the MASSIVE dataset
Figure 2: The distribution of tokens for our sample of languages
Figure 3: The ratio between the best and worst tokenized languages

Testing Prompts

Figure 4: Token usage ratio between English and Malayalam




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