Cohere tutorial: Entity extraction

Thursday, November 17, 2022 by Flafi
Cohere tutorial: Entity extraction

Extracting information from text is a common task in language processing. LLMs can extract entities that are difficult to extract using other NLP methods (and where pre-training provides the model with some context on these entities). This is an overview of using generative LLMs to extract entities

Let's get started

First of all, register to Cohere

After registration you need to head over to the Playground

Next, we can check out the Cohere Playground.The Cohere Classify Playground is a great tool for testing your ideas and getting started with a project. It has a clean UI and can export your code in multiple languages.

We will choose generate endpoint with default language model.

For this example I will use the Extract entities from Invoices example. And rewrite it just to show how great this model is.

We will extract names from sentences. You can paste the following sentences in the Playground and see how the model extracts the names.

Extract names from sentences.
Sentence: Bob went to the market to buy something for lunch
Name: Bob
Sentence: Peter Parker was Spiderman in real life
Name: Peter Parker
Sentence: Once I have seen Buffy the vampire slayer

In my test it was correctly generating the answer even with two examples.

And from the playground we can export the code in multiple languages.


Cohere is giving a great solution to extract entities from text with endless possibilities.

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