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Grounding DINO

Grounding DINO is a zero-shot object detection model developed by IDEA Research. You can distill knowledge from Grounding DINO into a smaller model using Autodistill.


To use the Grounded dino base model, you will need to install the following dependency:

pip3 install autodistill-grounding-dino


from autodistill_grounding_dino import GroundingDINO
from autodistill.detection import CaptionOntology

# define an ontology to map class names to our GroundingDINO 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 = GroundedSAM(ontology=CaptionOntology({"shipping container": "container"}))

# label all images in a folder called `context_images`
base_model.label("./context_images", extension=".jpeg")