• The Pile is a 825 GiB diverse, open source language modeling dataset that consists of 22 smaller, high-quality datasets combined together.
  • Models trained on the Pile show moderate improvements in traditional language modeling benchmarks and significant improvements on Pile BPB.

Key terms:

  • The Pile: An 825 GiB open source language modeling dataset, consisting of 22 smaller, high-quality datasets
  • Jsonlines data: A format used to store the Pile, with each line being a JSON object
  • Zstandard: A compression method used for the Pile dataset
  • Pile BPB: Bits per byte, a metric used to evaluate a model's understanding of various domains
  • Cross-domain knowledge: Improved by diversity in data sources, leading to better downstream generalization capability


Research Open Source Tools The Pile Dataset Language Modeling Compression Diversity Text Modeling Training Set