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    PrivateGPT is a tool that enables you to ask questions to your documents without an internet connection, using the power of Language Models (LLMs). It is 100% private, and no data leaves your execution environment at any point. You can ingest documents and ask questions without an internet connection!

    PrivateGPT is built with LangChain, GPT4All, LlamaCpp, Chroma, and SentenceTransformers.


    Setup and Usage

    1. Install all required packages by running pip3 install -r requirements.txt.
    2. Download an LLM model (e.g., ggml-gpt4all-j-v1.3-groovy.bin) and place it in a directory of your choice.
    3. Rename example.env to .env and edit the variables according to your setup.
    4. Run python to ingest your documents.
    5. Run python to ask questions to your documents locally.

    Supported Document Formats

    PrivateGPT supports the following document formats:

    • .csv: CSV
    • .docx: Word Document
    • .doc: Word Document
    • .enex: EverNote
    • .eml: Email
    • .epub: EPub
    • .html: HTML File
    • .md: Markdown
    • .msg: Outlook Message
    • .odt: Open Document Text
    • .pdf: Portable Document Format (PDF)
    • .pptx: PowerPoint Document
    • .ppt: PowerPoint Document
    • .txt: Text file (UTF-8)

    How It Works

    PrivateGPT leverages local models and the power of LangChain to run the entire pipeline locally, without any data leaving your environment, and with reasonable performance.

    • uses LangChain tools to parse the document and create embeddings locally using HuggingFaceEmbeddings (SentenceTransformers). It then stores the result in a local vector database using Chroma vector store.
    • uses a local LLM based on GPT4All-J or LlamaCpp to understand questions and create answers. The context for the answers is extracted from the local vector store using a similarity search to locate the right piece of context from the docs.

    System Requirements

    Python Version

    To use this software, you must have Python 3.10 or later installed. Earlier versions of Python will not compile.

    C++ Compiler

    If you encounter an error while building a wheel during the pip install process, you may need to install a C++ compiler on your computer. Follow the instructions for your operating system to install the appropriate compiler.