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Classification Base Model

What is ALBEF?

ALBEF, developed by Salesforce, is a computer vision model that supports a range of tasks, including image-text pre-training, image-text retrieval, visual question anserting, and zero-shot classification.

You can classify images using ALBEF with Autodistill.


To use ALBEF with autodistill, you need to install the following dependency:

pip3 install autodistill-albef


from autodistill_albef import ALBEF

# define an ontology to map class names to our ALBEF prompt
# the ontology dictionary has the format {caption: class}
# where caption is the prompt sent to the base model, and class is the label that will
# be saved for that caption in the generated annotations
# then, load the model
base_model = ALBEF(
            "person": "person",
            "a forklift": "forklift"
base_model.label("./context_images", extension=".jpeg")