Most apps offer users very little interaction with text beyond the basic cut/copy/paste operations. Entity extraction improves the user experience inside your app by understanding text and allowing you to add helpful shortcuts based on context.
The Entity Extraction API allows you to recognize specific entities within static text and while you're typing. Once an entity is identified, you can easily enable different actions for the user based on the entity type. Supported entities included are:
|Address||350 third street, Cambridge MA|
|Date-Time||2019/09/29, let's meet tomorrow at 6pm|
|Flight Number (IATA flight codes only)||LX37|
|IBAN||CH52 0483 0000 0000 0000 9|
|ISBN (version 13 only)||978-1101904190|
|Money/Currency (Arabic numerals only)||$12, 25 USD|
|Payment / Credit Cards||4111 1111 1111 1111|
|Phone Number||(555) 225-3556|
|Tracking Number (standardized international formats)||1Z204E380338943508|
This API focuses on precision over recognition. Some instances of a particular entity might not be detected in favor of ensuring accuracy.
Most entities can be detected across languages and locales. The ability to detect addresses and phone numbers depends on the selected language. Entity extraction supports the following languages:
- English (US, UK)
- Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)
|Input text||Detected entities|
|Meet me at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043 Let’s organize a meeting to discuss.||Entity 1 type: Address|
Entity 1 text: "1600 Ampitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043"
|You can contact the test team tomorrow at email@example.com to determine the best timeline.||Entity 1 type: Date-Time|
Entity 1 text: = "June 24th, 2020"
Entity 2 type: Email address
Entity 2 text: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Your order has shipped from Google. To follow the progress of your delivery please use this tracking number: 9612804152073070474837||Entity type: Tracking number|
Entity text: "9612804152073070474837"
|Call the restaurant at 555-555-1234 to pay for dinner. My card number is 4111-1111-1111-1111.||Entity 1 type: Phone number|
Entity 1 text: "555-555-1234"
Entity 2 type: Payment card
Entity 2 text: "4111 1111 1111 1111"