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Vector-quantized Image Modeling with Improved VQGAN

@article{Yu2021VectorquantizedIM,
  title={Vector-quantized Image Modeling with Improved VQGAN},
  author={Jiahui Yu and Xin Li and Jing Yu Koh and Han Zhang and Ruoming Pang and James Qin and Alexander Ku and Yuanzhong Xu and Jason Baldridge and Yonghui Wu},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2110.04627}
}
  • Jiahui Yu, Xin Li, +7 authors Yonghui Wu
  • Published 9 October 2021
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
Pretraining language models with next-token prediction on massive text corpora has delivered phenomenal zero-shot, few-shot, transfer learning and multi-tasking capabilities on both generative and discriminative language tasks. Motivated by this success, we explore a Vector-quantized Image Modeling (VIM) approach that involves pretraining a Transformer to predict rasterized image tokens autoregressively. The discrete image tokens are encoded from a learned Vision-Transformerbased VQGAN (ViT… Expand
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