OBELICS: An Open Web-Scale Filtered Dataset of Interleaved Image-Text Documents

Published on Jun 21, 2023
Β· Featured in Daily Papers on Jun 30, 2023


Large multimodal models trained on natural documents, which interleave images and text, outperform models trained on image-text pairs on various multimodal benchmarks. However, the datasets used to train these models have not been released, and the collection process has not been fully specified. We introduce the OBELICS dataset, an open web-scale filtered dataset of interleaved image-text documents comprising 141 million web pages extracted from Common Crawl, 353 million associated images, and 115 billion text tokens. We describe the dataset creation process, present comprehensive filtering rules, and provide an analysis of the dataset's content. To show the viability of OBELICS, we train vision and language models of 9 and 80 billion parameters named IDEFICS, and obtain competitive performance on different multimodal benchmarks. We release our dataset, models and code.


congrats on the public release of the model and the dataset (both linked from this Paper page) today!!

Thanks @julien-c ! Is it possible to modify the title and the abstract of this paper, now that we have updated the name (from OBELISC to OBELICS) and the arXiv article?

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