Natural Language client libraries

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This page shows how to get started with the Cloud Client Libraries for the Cloud Natural Language API. Read more about the client libraries for Cloud APIs, including the older Google API Client Libraries, in Client Libraries Explained.

Install the client library

C#

For more information, see Setting Up a C# Development Environment.

If you are using Visual Studio 2017 or higher, open nuget package manager window and type the following:

Install-Package Google.Apis

If you are using .NET Core command-line interface tools to install your dependencies, run the following command:

dotnet add package Google.Apis

Go

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

go get cloud.google.com/go/language/apiv1

Java

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

If you are using Maven, add the following to your pom.xml file. For more information about BOMs, see The Google Cloud Platform Libraries BOM.

<dependencyManagement>
  <dependencies>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>com.google.cloud</groupId>
      <artifactId>libraries-bom</artifactId>
      <version>26.1.4</version>
      <type>pom</type>
      <scope>import</scope>
    </dependency>
  </dependencies>
</dependencyManagement>

<dependencies>
  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.google.cloud</groupId>
    <artifactId>google-cloud-language</artifactId>
  </dependency>

If you are using Gradle, add the following to your dependencies:

implementation platform('com.google.cloud:libraries-bom:26.1.4')

implementation 'com.google.cloud:google-cloud-language'

If you are using sbt, add the following to your dependencies:

libraryDependencies += "com.google.cloud" % "google-cloud-language" % "2.7.0"

If you're using Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ, or Eclipse, you can add client libraries to your project using the following IDE plugins:

The plugins provide additional functionality, such as key management for service accounts. Refer to each plugin's documentation for details.

Node.js

For more information, see Setting Up a Node.js Development Environment.

npm install --save @google-cloud/language

PHP

For more information, see Using PHP on Google Cloud.

composer require google/apiclient

Python

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

pip install --upgrade google-cloud-language

Ruby

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

gem install google-api-client

Set up authentication

When you use client libraries, you use Application Default Credentials (ADC) to authenticate. For information about setting up ADC, see Provide credentials for Application Default Credentials. For information about using ADC with client libraries, see Authenticate using client libraries.

Use the client library

The following example shows how to use the client library.

Go


// Sample language-quickstart uses the Google Cloud Natural API to analyze the
// sentiment of "Hello, world!".
package main

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"log"

	language "cloud.google.com/go/language/apiv1"
	"cloud.google.com/go/language/apiv1/languagepb"
)

func main() {
	ctx := context.Background()

	// Creates a client.
	client, err := language.NewClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Failed to create client: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	// Sets the text to analyze.
	text := "Hello, world!"

	// Detects the sentiment of the text.
	sentiment, err := client.AnalyzeSentiment(ctx, &languagepb.AnalyzeSentimentRequest{
		Document: &languagepb.Document{
			Source: &languagepb.Document_Content{
				Content: text,
			},
			Type: languagepb.Document_PLAIN_TEXT,
		},
		EncodingType: languagepb.EncodingType_UTF8,
	})
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Failed to analyze text: %v", err)
	}

	fmt.Printf("Text: %v\n", text)
	if sentiment.DocumentSentiment.Score >= 0 {
		fmt.Println("Sentiment: positive")
	} else {
		fmt.Println("Sentiment: negative")
	}
}

Java

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
import com.google.cloud.language.v1.Document;
import com.google.cloud.language.v1.Document.Type;
import com.google.cloud.language.v1.LanguageServiceClient;
import com.google.cloud.language.v1.Sentiment;

public class QuickstartSample {
  public static void main(String... args) throws Exception {
    // Instantiates a client
    try (LanguageServiceClient language = LanguageServiceClient.create()) {

      // The text to analyze
      String text = "Hello, world!";
      Document doc = Document.newBuilder().setContent(text).setType(Type.PLAIN_TEXT).build();

      // Detects the sentiment of the text
      Sentiment sentiment = language.analyzeSentiment(doc).getDocumentSentiment();

      System.out.printf("Text: %s%n", text);
      System.out.printf("Sentiment: %s, %s%n", sentiment.getScore(), sentiment.getMagnitude());
    }
  }
}

Node.js

async function quickstart() {
  // Imports the Google Cloud client library
  const language = require('@google-cloud/language');

  // Instantiates a client
  const client = new language.LanguageServiceClient();

  // The text to analyze
  const text = 'Hello, world!';

  const document = {
    content: text,
    type: 'PLAIN_TEXT',
  };

  // Detects the sentiment of the text
  const [result] = await client.analyzeSentiment({document: document});
  const sentiment = result.documentSentiment;

  console.log(`Text: ${text}`);
  console.log(`Sentiment score: ${sentiment.score}`);
  console.log(`Sentiment magnitude: ${sentiment.magnitude}`);
}

Python

# Imports the Google Cloud client library
from google.cloud import language_v1

# Instantiates a client
client = language_v1.LanguageServiceClient()

# The text to analyze
text = "Hello, world!"
document = language_v1.Document(
    content=text, type_=language_v1.Document.Type.PLAIN_TEXT
)

# Detects the sentiment of the text
sentiment = client.analyze_sentiment(
    request={"document": document}
).document_sentiment

print("Text: {}".format(text))
print("Sentiment: {}, {}".format(sentiment.score, sentiment.magnitude))

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