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This is a Japanese CLIP (Contrastive Language-Image Pre-Training) model trained by rinna Co., Ltd..

Please see japanese-clip for the other available models.

How to use the model

  1. Install package
$ pip install git+https://github.com/rinnakk/japanese-clip.git
  1. Run
import io
import requests
from PIL import Image
import torch
import japanese_clip as ja_clip

device = "cuda" if torch.cuda.is_available() else "cpu"

model, preprocess = ja_clip.load("rinna/japanese-clip-vit-b-16", cache_dir="/tmp/japanese_clip", device=device)
tokenizer = ja_clip.load_tokenizer()

img = Image.open(io.BytesIO(requests.get('https://images.pexels.com/photos/2253275/pexels-photo-2253275.jpeg?auto=compress&cs=tinysrgb&dpr=3&h=750&w=1260').content))
image = preprocess(img).unsqueeze(0).to(device)
encodings = ja_clip.tokenize(
    texts=["犬", "猫", "象"],
    tokenizer=tokenizer, # this is optional. if you don't pass, load tokenizer each time

with torch.no_grad():
    image_features = model.get_image_features(image)
    text_features = model.get_text_features(**encodings)
    text_probs = (100.0 * image_features @ text_features.T).softmax(dim=-1)

print("Label probs:", text_probs)  # prints: [[1.0, 0.0, 0.0]]

Model architecture

The model was trained a ViT-B/16 Transformer architecture as an image encoder and uses a 12-layer BERT as a text encoder. The image encoder was initialized from the AugReg vit-base-patch16-224 model.


The model was trained on CC12M translated the captions to Japanese.

How to cite

    title = {rinna/japanese-clip-vit-b-16},
    author={Shing, Makoto and Zhao, Tianyu and Sawada, Kei}
    url = {https://huggingface.co/rinna/japanese-clip-vit-b-16},

    title = {Release of Pre-Trained Models for the {J}apanese Language},
    author = {Sawada, Kei and Zhao, Tianyu and Shing, Makoto and Mitsui, Kentaro and Kaga, Akio and Hono, Yukiya and Wakatsuki, Toshiaki and Mitsuda, Koh},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024)},
    month = {5},
    year = {2024},
    url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.01657},


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