Announcing Occiglot-Fineweb

Today we release a preliminary artifact of our ongoing effort in curating a strong multilingual datasets. In this early form, the dataset contains roughly 230M heavily cleaned documents from 10 languages. Occiglot Fineweb builds on our existing collection of curated datasets and pre-filtered web data. Subsequently, all documents were filtered with language-specific derivatives of the fine-web processing pipeline and globally deduplicated. The current version of the dataset (v0.5) is available on huggingface and we will publicly release our datatrove based pipeline shortly....

May 23, 2024 · Manuel Brack

New Set of German Language Models

In a joint effort with DiscoResearch we release at set of new German language models, available on huggingface. All models are based on Llama-3-8B and were continually pre-trained on 65B high-quality German tokens from our occiglot-fineweb dataset. Similar to our prior releases, we provide both a base and instruction-tuned versions of the model. In addition to these variants that were solely trained on 8k context, we also release a long context variant (DiscoResearch/Llama3_German_8B_32k)....

May 23, 2024 · Manuel Brack
A polyglot language model for the Occident.

Announcing Occiglot: Polyglot Language Models for the Occident

Mission Statement Recent advancements in transformer-based language models have demonstrated the potentially disruptive impact of this technology. Unfortunately, the high cost and required skill sets associated with training Large Language Models (LLM) leave the field dominated by a handful of big tech companies and deep tech startups, making core European values such as linguistic diversity, multilingualism, and cultural richness an afterthought of economically driven decisions. Occiglot strongly believes that dedicated language modeling solutions are key to maintaining Europe’s academic and economic competitiveness and AI sovereignty....

March 6, 2024 · Occiglot Team