Retrieval Augmented Generation For Unstructured Data
In today’s digital age, the amount of data being generated is growing exponentially. From social media posts and online articles to images and videos, the volume and variety of data being produced are vast. This data is often referred to as unstructured data, as it does not fit into traditional, structured databases. In fact, it is estimated that unstructured data makes up around 80% of all data. With such a significant amount of unstructured data, it is crucial for researchers, marketers, and organizations to be able to analyze and extract valuable insights from it. This is where retrieval augmented generation (RAG) comes into play.
The Definition of Unstructured Data
Unstructured data refers to any data that does not have a predefined data model or does not fit into traditional, structured databases. This data comes in various forms such as text, images, audio, video, and social media posts. Unlike structured data, which is organized and easily searchable, unstructured data is often messy, unorganized, and difficult to analyze. However, it also holds a wealth of valuable information that can provide unique insights and opportunities for businesses and researchers.
The Benefits of Analyzing Unstructured Data
As a researcher, marketer, or organization, there are many benefits to analyzing unstructured data. Here are just a few:
1. Uncover Valuable Insights
Unstructured data holds valuable insights that cannot be found in structured data. By analyzing this data, researchers can gain a deeper understanding of their target audience, market trends, and consumer behavior. Marketers can use this information to create more targeted and effective campaigns, while organizations can identify new business opportunities and improve their products and services.
2. Stay Ahead of the Competition
With the increasing amount of data being generated, staying ahead of the competition is becoming more challenging. Analyzing unstructured data gives researchers and businesses a competitive edge by providing them with valuable insights that their competitors may not have. This can lead to better decision-making and improved performance in the market.
3. Improve Customer Experience
Unstructured data can provide a wealth of information about customer sentiment, preferences, and behavior. By analyzing this data, businesses can gain a better understanding of their customers and tailor their products and services accordingly. This can lead to improved customer satisfaction and loyalty.
4. Identify Risks and Opportunities
Unstructured data analysis can also help identify potential risks and opportunities for businesses. By analyzing data from various sources, organizations can identify potential problems or trends in the market, allowing them to take proactive measures to mitigate risks or capitalize on opportunities.
Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG)
Retrieval augmented generation (RAG) is a new and innovative technique that combines the power of retrieval and generative models to analyze unstructured data. This approach uses large language models, such as GPT-3, to generate relevant information and keywords based on a given input, and then uses a retrieval model, such as BERT, to rank the generated information and extract the most relevant pieces.
RAG has proven to be highly effective in analyzing and extracting insights from unstructured data. By combining the power of generative models with retrieval models, RAG can generate more accurate and relevant information compared to traditional methods of data analysis. This not only saves time and resources but also provides more valuable insights for researchers, marketers, and organizations.
The Role of NLP and Data Visualization in RAG
Natural language processing (NLP) is a crucial component of RAG. NLP helps the model understand and process human language, allowing it to generate relevant information and keywords based on a given input. This is especially important when analyzing unstructured data, as it is often in the form of text.
Data visualization is another essential aspect of RAG. With the large volume of data being analyzed, it can be overwhelming and challenging to extract meaningful insights. Data visualization techniques, such as charts, graphs, and interactive dashboards, help to present the data in a more digestible and visually appealing format. This not only makes it easier for researchers and businesses to understand the insights but also allows for better decision-making.
In today’s data-driven world, the ability to analyze and extract valuable insights from unstructured data is crucial for success. Retrieval augmented generation (RAG) is a powerful and innovative approach that combines the power of retrieval and generative models to analyze unstructured data effectively. By utilizing NLP and data visualization techniques, RAG can provide researchers, marketers, and organizations with valuable insights, allowing them to stay ahead of the competition and make better-informed decisions. As the amount of unstructured data continues to grow, RAG will undoubtedly play a significant role in unlocking its potential.
How To Use Speak’s Retrieval Augmented Generation For Unstructured Data
Step 1: Create Your Speak Account
To start your transcription and analysis, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!
Get a 14-day trial with 30 minutes of free audio and video transcription and analysis included when you sign up for Speak.
To sign up for Speak and start using Speak Magic Prompts with retrieval augmented generation, just visit the Speak app register page here.
Step 2: Upload Your Unstructured Data
We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.
However, we accept a range of audio, video and text file types.
You can upload your file for transcription in several ways using Speak:
Accepted Audio File Types
Accepted Video File Types
Accepted Text File Types
- Word Doc
You can also upload CSVs of text files or audio and video files. You can learn more about CSV uploads and download Speak-compatible CSVs here.
With the CSVs, you can upload anything from dozens of YouTube videos to thousands of Unstructured Data files.
Publicly Available URLs
You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.
As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.
Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfcLcHeivc).
Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.
If using YouTube videos, please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.
This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.
Step 3: Calculate and Pay the Total Automatically
Once you have your file(s) ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes of audio and video free in the 14-day trial – take advantage of it!).
If you are uploading text data into Speak, you do not currently have to pay any cost. Only the Speak Magic Prompts analysis would create a fee which will be detailed below.
Once you go over your 30 minutes or need to use Speak Magic Prompts, you can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator.
Step 4: Wait for Speak to Analyze Your Unstructured Data
If you are uploading audio and video, our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript quickly. Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete.
That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.
If you are importing CSVs or uploading text files Speak will generally analyze the information much more quickly.
Speak will automatically embed your data in a well-architected vector database which allows you to use retrieval augmented generation for Unstructured Data.
Step 5: Visit Your File Or Folder
Speak is capable of analyzing both individual files and entire folders of data.
When you are viewing any individual file in Speak, all you have to do is click on the “Prompts” button.
If you want to analyze many files, all you have to do is add the files you want to analyze into a folder within Speak.
You can do that by adding new files into Speak or you can organize your current files into your desired folder with the software’s easy editing functionality.
Step 6: Select Speak Magic Prompts To Analyze Your Unstructured Data
What Are Magic Prompts?
Speak Magic Prompts leverage innovation in artificial intelligence models often referred to as “generative AI”.
These models have analyzed huge amounts of data from across the internet to gain an understanding of language.
With that understanding, these “large language models” are capable of performing mind-bending tasks!
With Speak Magic Prompts, you can now perform those tasks on the audio, video and text data in your Speak account.
Retrieval augmented generation is what makes these Magic Prompts work so well.
Step 7: Select or Create Your Assistant Type
To help you get better results from Speak Magic Prompts, Speak has introduced “Assistant Type”.
These assistant types pre-set and provide context to the prompt engine for more concise, meaningful outputs based on your needs.
To begin, we have included:
Choose the most relevant assistant type from the dropdown.
You can also create your own custom Assistant Template Type.
If you visit the new page Account Preferences, you can see there is now an area where you can create your own custom Assistant.
This allows you to set the context of the engine for higher quality and more consistent outputs.
For example, you could say:
“We are [COMPANY NAME]. We are analyzing [DATA] to understand how to improve [GOAL]. We want all responses to be concise and in table format.”.
This becomes a reusable template in any of your manual or automated Magic Prompts.
You can create multiple templates for different use cases.
As an example, the analysis you run on a focus group may be different than a one-on-one interview.
Step 8: Create Or Select Your Desired Prompt
Here are some examples prompts that you can apply to any file right now:
- Create a SWOT Analysis
- Give me the top action items
- Create a bullet point list summary
- Tell me the key issues that were left unresolved
- Tell me what questions were asked
A modal will pop up so you can use the suggested prompts we shared above to instantly and magically get your answers.
If you have your own prompts you want to create, select “Custom Prompt” from the dropdown and another text box will open where you can ask anything you want of your data!
Step 9: Review & Share Responses
Speak will generate a concise response for you in a text box below the prompt selection dropdown. With Chat enabled, you can also continue to query that data to reveal more insights and reformat the information to your needs.
In this example, we ask to analyze all the Unstructured Data in the folder at once for the top product dissatisfiers.
You can easily copy that response for your presentations, content, emails, team members and more!
Speak Magic Prompts Pricing
Our team at Speak Ai continues to optimize the pricing for Magic Prompts and Speak as a whole.
Right now, anyone in the 14-day trial of Speak gets 100,000 characters included in their account.
If you need more characters, you can easily include Speak Magic Prompts in your plan when you create a subscription.
You can also upgrade the number of characters in your account if you already have a subscription.
Both options are available on the subscription page.
Alternatively, you can use Speak Magic Prompts by adding a balance to your account. The balance will be used as you analyze characters.
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