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Cohere Reranker

The Cohere Reranker is a postprocessor that uses the Cohere API to rerank the results of a search query.


Firstly, you will need to install the llamaindex package.

pnpm install llamaindex

Now, you will need to sign up for an API key at Cohere. Once you have your API key you can import the necessary modules and create a new instance of the CohereRerank class.

import {
} from "llamaindex";

Load and index documents

For this example, we will use a single document. In a real-world scenario, you would have multiple documents to index.

const document = new Document({ text: essay, id_: "essay" });

Settings.llm = new OpenAI({ model: "gpt-3.5-turbo", temperature: 0.1 });

const index = await VectorStoreIndex.fromDocuments([document]);

Increase similarity topK to retrieve more results

The default value for similarityTopK is 2. This means that only the most similar document will be returned. To retrieve more results, you can increase the value of similarityTopK.

const retriever = index.asRetriever({
similarityTopK: 5,

Create a new instance of the CohereRerank class

Then you can create a new instance of the CohereRerank class and pass in your API key and the number of results you want to return.

const nodePostprocessor = new CohereRerank({
apiKey: "<COHERE_API_KEY>",
topN: 4,

Create a query engine with the retriever and node postprocessor

const queryEngine = index.asQueryEngine({
nodePostprocessors: [nodePostprocessor],

// log the response
const response = await queryEngine.query("Where did the author grown up?");

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