Entity extraction

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.

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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:

Address350 third street, Cambridge MA
Date-Time2019/09/29, let's meet tomorrow at 6pm
Email addressentity-extraction@google.com
Flight Number (IATA flight codes only)LX37
IBANCH52 0483 0000 0000 0000 9
ISBN (version 13 only)978-1101904190
Money/Currency (Arabic numerals only)$12, 25 USD
Payment / Credit Cards4111 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:

  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • English (US, UK)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish


Input textDetected 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 info@google.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: info@google.com
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"