Gabriele Sarti

Gabriele Sarti

PhD in Natural Language Processing

CLCG, University of Groningen

About me

Welcome to my website! 👋 I am a PhD student at the Computational Linguistics Group of the University of Groningen and member of the InDeep consortium, working on user-centric interpretability for neural machine translation. I am also the main developer of the Inseq library. My supervisors are Arianna Bisazza, Malvina Nissim and Grzegorz Chrupała.

Previously, I was a research intern at Amazon Translate NYC, a research scientist at Aindo, a Data Science MSc student at the University of Trieste and a co-founder of the AI Student Society.

My research focuses on interpretability for generative language models, with a particular interest to end-users’ benefits and the usage of human behavioral signals. I am also into causality topics and open source collaboration.

Your (anonymous) feedback is always welcome! 🙂


  • Conditional Text Generation
  • Interpretability for Deep Learning
  • Behavioral Data for NLP
  • Causality and Uncertainty Estimation



🗞️ News


  • Inseq, our open-source toolkit for post-hoc interpretability of generative language models, is now available on Github! 🐛 We also have a demo paper with some usage examples.

Selected Publications


Quantifying the Plausibility of Context Reliance in Neural Machine Translation

We introduce PECoRe, an interpretability framework for identifying context dependence in language model generations.

RAMP: Retrieval and Attribute-Marking Enhanced Prompting for Attribute-Controlled Translation

We introduce Retrieval and Attribute-Marking enhanced Prompting (RAMP) to perform attribute-controlled MT with multilingual LLMs.

DivEMT: Neural Machine Translation Post-Editing Effort Across Typologically Diverse Languages

DivEMT is a publicly available post-editing study of Neural Machine Translation over a typologically diverse set of target languages.

Blog posts


ICLR 2020 Trends: Better & Faster Transformers for Natural Language Processing

A summary of promising directions from ICLR 2020 for better and faster pretrained tranformers language models.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Explaining Language Models with Inseq
Post-hoc Interpretability for Language Models



Inseq: An Interpretability Toolkit for Sequence Generation Models

An open-source library to democratize access to model interpretability for sequence generation models

PECoRe: Plausibility Evaluation of Context Usage in Language Models

An interpretability framework to detect and attribute context usage in language models’ generations

Contrastive Image-Text Pretraining for Italian

The first CLIP model pretrained on the Italian language.

Covid-19 Semantic Browser

A semantic browser for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 powered by neural language models.

AItalo Svevo: Letters from an Artificial Intelligence

Generating letters with a neural language model in the style of Italo Svevo, a famous italian writer of the 20th century.

Histopathologic Cancer Detection with Neural Networks

A journey into the state of the art of histopathologic cancer detection approaches.