I have a lot of PDF files collected using such tools as Mendeley or Zotero (thousands of files). I want to use ChatGPT-like to ask questions based on these PDF files (for example: "What is the biggest challenge in multimodal affective computing?"). I know I can use a tool like chatPDF, ChatGPT AI PDF extension, privateGPT, local GPT, or the similar. But none give local access to abundant local files (as long as I know). Some can only retrieve from one or several (not large numbers) PDFs; some need to upload PDFs (not offline).
I like elicit.com and used it, but I must upload my PDFs to get answers from my files. Their answer/reply is also almost as good as without uploading a PDF, but again, it is not local/offline.
Is there any ChatGPT-alike that we can use to ask from the given large PDF files? I believe this kind of approach will speed up academic writing from the current workflow (I used control+F in Mendeley instead of asking to chatGPT, or maybe Mendeley/Zotero could build their AI assistant inside the app in the future).