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Automated job application

Automatic form filling with LaVague

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This notebook shows how one can combine Hugging Face Idefics2-8b model with LaVague to create an agent that can take a CV, perform OCR and apply to jobs automatically by filling a candidate form.

You can see it in action below:

"idefics demo"

You can run this example directly with a CLI script available here

This notebook will go through this example step by step to get into more details.


Note: We use OpenAI's models, for the embedding, LLM and Vision model. You will need to set the OPENAI_API_KEY variable in your local environment with a valid API key for this example to work.

If you don't have an OpenAI API key, please get one here.

You can also get a Hugging Face token here


For this example, we will use Hugging Face Inference API, OpenAI API, and LaVague.

pip install text-generation lavague

We will need to set our OpenAI Key. If you are running this as a Colab, you can provide it through Colab secrets (see the key icon on the left-hand side of the Colab notebook) named 'OPENAI_API_KEY' and then convert it to an environment variable with the same name.

import os

# Check if running in Google Colab
    from google.colab import userdata
    IN_COLAB = True
except ImportError:
    IN_COLAB = False

  fetch_secret = userdata.get
  fetch_secret = os.getenv

import yaml
from text_generation import Client

os.environ["OPENAI_API_KEY"] = fetch_secret("OPENAI_API_KEY")

OCR with Hugging Face Idefics2-8b

We will use here Hugging Face Inference API to leverage the model Idefics2-8b, an open-source Multimodal LLM, in order to extract the description of the candidate from her resume.

from text_generation import Client
import os

BASE_MODEL= "HuggingFaceM4/idefics2-8b"
SYSTEM_PROMPT = "System: The following is a conversation between Idefics2, a highly knowledgeable and intelligent visual AI assistant created by Hugging Face, referred to as Assistant, and a human user called User. In the following interactions, User and Assistant will converse in natural language, and Assistant will do its best to answer User’s questions. Assistant has the ability to perceive images and reason about them, but it cannot generate images. Assistant was built to be respectful, polite and inclusive. It knows a lot, and always tells the truth. When prompted with an image, it does not make up facts.<end_of_utterance>\nAssistant: Hello, I'm Idefics2, Huggingface's latest multimodal assistant. How can I help you?<end_of_utterance>\n"

class HuggingFaceMMLLM:
    def __init__(self, hf_api_key=None, model=BASE_MODEL, base_url = BASE_URL):
        if hf_api_key is None:
            hf_api_key = fetch_secret("HF_TOKEN")
            if hf_api_key is None:
                raise ValueError("HF_TOKEN is not set")

        api_url = base_url + model

        self.client = Client(
            headers={"x-use-cache": "0", "Authorization": f"Bearer {hf_api_key}"},

    def upload_image(self, file_path, cloudinary_config=None):
        import cloudinary
        import cloudinary.uploader
        if cloudinary_config is None:
            cloudinary_config = {
                "cloud_name": fetch_secret("CLOUDINARY_CLOUD_NAME"),
                "api_key": fetch_secret("CLOUDINARY_API_KEY"),
                "api_secret": fetch_secret("CLOUDINARY_API_SECRET"),
            if None in cloudinary_config.values():
                raise ValueError("CLOUDINARY_CLOUD_NAME, CLOUDINARY_API_KEY, or CLOUDINARY_API_SECRET is not set")

        img_url = cloudinary.uploader.upload(file_path)["url"]
        return img_url

    def complete(self, query, file_path=None, url=None):
        if file_path is None and url is None:
            raise ValueError("Either file_path or url must be provided")

        generation_args = {
            "max_new_tokens": 512,
            "repetition_penalty": 1.1,
            "do_sample": False,

        if file_path:
            img_url = self.upload_image(file_path)
            img_url = url

        prompt_with_image = SYSTEM_PROMPT + f"User:![]({img_url}) {query}<end_of_utterance>\nAssistant:"
        generated_text = self.client.generate(prompt=prompt_with_image, **generation_args).generated_text

        return generated_text

We can see the resume used below:

from IPython.display import display, Image

url = ""


We can now extract the person's details using Idefics2-8b:

hf_mm_llm = HuggingFaceMMLLM()

query = "Extract name, email, phone number, current company, a summary of experience, and a summary of education from this cv. Provide your output in YAML format."

user_data = hf_mm_llm.complete(query=query, url=url)


Our class defined above takes URL as inputs. This seems to be because Hugging Face API only accepts images through URL prompt_with_image = SYSTEM_PROMPT + f"User:![]({img_url}) {query}<end_of_utterance>\nAssistant:".

We provide a workaround by using Cloudinary to upload an image first and then get the URL of the uploaded image to Hugging Face API.

You will need to look at for more information to get your credentials.

AI Web Agent building with LaVague

Here we will define and run an agent using LaVague.

LaVague has two main components:

  • A World Model: Module specialized in reasoning, which takes as input the user’s objective ("Fill this form") and the screenshot of the web driver, and produces instructions ("Click on Apply button") to our action engine. It is powered by OpenAI GPT-4o.
  • An Action Engine: Module specialized in turning instructions from the World Model into Selenium code. It is powered by Llama Index to perform RAG on the HTML.

For this demo, we will use a local embedding model (bge-small) and GPT-3.5 for our Action Engine.

pip install llama-index-embeddings-huggingface

from llama_index.embeddings.huggingface import HuggingFaceEmbedding

embedding = HuggingFaceEmbedding(model_name="BAAI/bge-small-en-v1.5")

We can now run the model using the previously extracted data.

from lavague.drivers.selenium import SeleniumDriver
from lavague.core import ActionEngine, WorldModel
from lavague.core.agents import WebAgent

selenium_driver = SeleniumDriver()
action_engine = ActionEngine(selenium_driver, embedding=embedding)
world_model = WorldModel()

agent = WebAgent(world_model, action_engine)

url = ""
objective = "Fill out this form. Do not provide a cover letter"

agent.get(url), user_data=user_data, display=True)