Enterprise Knowledge Graph client libraries

This page shows how to get started with the Cloud Client Libraries for the Enterprise Knowledge Graph API. Client libraries make it easier to access Google Cloud APIs from a supported language. Although you can use Google Cloud APIs directly by making raw requests to the server, client libraries provide simplifications that significantly reduce the amount of code you need to write.

Read more about the Cloud Client Libraries and the older Google API Client Libraries in Client libraries explained.

Install the client library


pip install --upgrade google-cloud-enterpriseknowledgegraph

For more information, see Setting Up a Python Development Environment.

Set up authentication

To authenticate calls to Google Cloud APIs, client libraries support Application Default Credentials (ADC); the libraries look for credentials in a set of defined locations and use those credentials to authenticate requests to the API. With ADC, you can make credentials available to your application in a variety of environments, such as local development or production, without needing to modify your application code.

For production environments, the way you set up ADC depends on the service and context. For more information, see Set up Application Default Credentials.

For a local development environment, you can set up ADC with the credentials that are associated with your Google Account:

  1. Install and initialize the gcloud CLI.

    When you initialize the gcloud CLI, be sure to specify a Google Cloud project in which you have permission to access the resources your application needs.

  2. Configure ADC:

    gcloud auth application-default login

    A sign-in screen appears. After you sign in, your credentials are stored in the local credential file used by ADC.

Use the client library

The following example shows how to use the client library.


from __future__ import annotations

from collections.abc import Sequence

from google.cloud import enterpriseknowledgegraph as ekg

# TODO(developer): Uncomment these variables before running the sample.
# project_id = 'YOUR_PROJECT_ID'
# location = 'YOUR_GRAPH_LOCATION'      # Values: 'global'
# search_query = 'YOUR_SEARCH_QUERY'
# languages = ['en']                    # Optional: List of ISO 639-1 Codes
# types = ['']                          # Optional: List of schema.org types to return
# limit = 20                            # Optional: Number of entities to return

def search_public_kg_sample(
    project_id: str,
    location: str,
    search_query: str,
    languages: Sequence[str] = None,
    types: Sequence[str] = None,
    limit: int = 20,
    # Create a client
    client = ekg.EnterpriseKnowledgeGraphServiceClient()

    # The full resource name of the location
    # e.g. projects/{project_id}/locations/{location}
    parent = client.common_location_path(project=project_id, location=location)

    # Initialize request argument(s)
    request = ekg.SearchPublicKgRequest(

    # Make the request
    response = client.search_public_kg(request=request)

    print(f"Search Query: {search_query}\n")

    # Extract and print date from response
    for item in response.item_list_element:
        result = item.get("result")

        print(f"Name: {result.get('name')}")
        print(f"- Description: {result.get('description')}")
        print(f"- Types: {result.get('@type')}\n")

        detailed_description = result.get("detailedDescription")

        if detailed_description:
            print("- Detailed Description:")
            print(f"\t- Article Body: {detailed_description.get('articleBody')}")
            print(f"\t- URL: {detailed_description.get('url')}")
            print(f"\t- License: {detailed_description.get('license')}\n")

        print(f"- Cloud MID: {result.get('@id')}")
        for identifier in result.get("identifier"):
            print(f"\t- {identifier.get('name')}: {identifier.get('value')}")


Additional resources


The following list contains links to more resources related to the client library for Python: