Search for an entity (Basic)

Search for an entity in the Knowledge Graph using Basic Edition.

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For more information, see the Enterprise Knowledge Graph Python API reference documentation.

To authenticate to Enterprise Knowledge Graph, set up Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Set up authentication for a local development environment.

from __future__ import annotations

from import Sequence

from 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 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')}")


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