snow cortex summarize

Summarizes the given English-language input text.

Syntax

snow cortex summarize
  <text>
  --file <file>
  --connection <connection>
  --account <account>
  --user <user>
  --password <password>
  --authenticator <authenticator>
  --private-key-path <private_key_path>
  --database <database>
  --schema <schema>
  --role <role>
  --warehouse <warehouse>
  --temporary-connection
  --mfa-passcode <mfa_passcode>
  --enable-diag
  --diag-log-path <diag_log_path>
  --diag-allowlist-path <diag_allowlist_path>
  --format <format>
  --verbose
  --debug
  --silent
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Arguments

text

String containing the English text from which a summary should be generated. Cannot be combined with –file option.

Options

--file FILE

File containing the English text from which a summary should be generated. Cannot be combined with TEXT argument.

--connection, -c, --environment TEXT

Name of the connection, as defined in your config.toml. Default: default.

--account, --accountname TEXT

Name assigned to your Snowflake account. Overrides the value specified for the connection.

--user, --username TEXT

Username to connect to Snowflake. Overrides the value specified for the connection.

--password TEXT

Snowflake password. Overrides the value specified for the connection.

--authenticator TEXT

Snowflake authenticator. Overrides the value specified for the connection.

--private-key-path TEXT

Snowflake private key path. Overrides the value specified for the connection.

--database, --dbname TEXT

Database to use. Overrides the value specified for the connection.

--schema, --schemaname TEXT

Database schema to use. Overrides the value specified for the connection.

--role, --rolename TEXT

Role to use. Overrides the value specified for the connection.

--warehouse TEXT

Warehouse to use. Overrides the value specified for the connection.

--temporary-connection, -x

Uses connection defined with command line parameters, instead of one defined in config.

--mfa-passcode TEXT

Token to use for multi-factor authentication (MFA).

--enable-diag

Run python connector diagnostic test.

--diag-log-path TEXT

Diagnostic report path.

--diag-allowlist-path TEXT

Diagnostic report path to optional allowlist.

--format [TABLE|JSON]

Specifies the output format.

--verbose, -v

Displays log entries for log levels info and higher.

--debug

Displays log entries for log levels debug and higher; debug logs contains additional information.

--silent

Turns off intermediate output to console.

--help

Displays the help text for this command.

Usage notes

None.

Examples

  • Summarize text supplied on the command line.

    snow cortex summarize "John has a car. John's car is blue. John's car is old and John is thinking about buying a new car. There are a lot of cars to choose from and John cannot sleep because it's an important decision for John."
    
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    John has an old blue car and is considering buying a new one due to the many options available, causing him sleepless nights.
    
  • Summarize text stored in a file.

    For this example, assume that the file about_cortex.txt contains the following content:

    Snowflake Cortex gives you instant access to industry-leading large language models (LLMs) trained by researchers at companies like Mistral, Reka, Meta, and Google, including Snowflake Arctic, an open enterprise-grade model developed by Snowflake.
    
    Since these LLMs are fully hosted and managed by Snowflake, using them requires no setup. Your data stays within Snowflake, giving you the performance, scalability, and governance you expect.
    
    Snowflake Cortex features are provided as SQL functions and are also available in Python. The available functions are summarized below.
    
    COMPLETE: Given a prompt, returns a response that completes the prompt. This function accepts either a single prompt or a conversation with multiple prompts and responses.
    EMBED_TEXT_768: Given a piece of text, returns a vector embedding that represents that text.
    EXTRACT_ANSWER: Given a question and unstructured data, returns the answer to the question if it can be found in the data.
    SENTIMENT: Returns a sentiment score, from -1 to 1, representing the detected positive or negative sentiment of the given text.
    SUMMARIZE: Returns a summary of the given text.
    TRANSLATE: Translates given text from any supported language to any other.
    

    Execute the snow cortex command by passing in the filename, as shown:

    snow cortex summarize --file about_cortex.txt
    
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    Snowflake Cortex offers instant access to industry-leading language models, including Snowflake Arctic, with SQL functions for completing prompts (COMPLETE), text embedding (EMBED\_TEXT\_768), extracting answers (EXTRACT\_ANSWER), sentiment analysis (SENTIMENT), summarizing text (SUMMARIZE), and translating text (TRANSLATE).