Extract Schema#

The Extract Schema Transform allows you to extract a semantically meaningful schema for your documents. These schemas can then by populated using the Extract Properties transform.

The first step is to use Extract Schema to associate each document with a schema. Here, a Schema is a set of metadata from your document. For example, given an credit card agreement PDF, we extract the following:

credit_docs = credit_docs.extract_batch_schema(
    schema_extractor=OpenAISchemaExtractor("CreditCardContract", llm=openai, num_of_elements=50)

Which will produce JSON-schema formatted metadata, stored in reach Document’s properties["_schema"]:

  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "creditCardName": {
      "type": "string"
    "aprPurchases": {
      "type": "string"
    "annualFee": {
      "type": "string"

Once a schema is extracted, we can populate the values using the Extract Properties transform.

credit_docs.extract_properties(property_extractor=OpenAIPropertyExtractor(llm=openai, num_of_elements=50))

The values will be extracted from the document:

{"creditCardName": "Dollar Bank Secured Credit Card - Variable Rate Line of Credit Agreement",
  "aprPurchases": "12.24%",
  "annualFee": "$15.00"},