Small miniLM model for multilingual


Just wondering if there was a smaller model than ditilbert and that is mutilingual that I can use. Currently I am using a sentence transformer model (sentence-transformers/all-MiniLM-L12-v2) but I feel like this was optimized for something else, and results will be sub optimal if I use this for classification.

I know that there is this model by microsoft which looks promising but it’s only for English. It’s similarly named multingual model is unfortunately much larger at 450MB and is bigger than the multilingual distilbert model.