Class Entity (2.6.1)

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Entity(mapping=None, *, ignore_unknown_fields=False, **kwargs)

Represents a phrase in the text that is a known entity, such as a person, an organization, or location. The API associates information, such as salience and mentions, with entities.


name str
The representative name for the entity.
The entity type.
metadata Mapping[str, str]
Metadata associated with the entity. For most entity types, the metadata is a Wikipedia URL (wikipedia_url) and Knowledge Graph MID (mid), if they are available. For the metadata associated with other entity types, see the Type table below.
salience float
The salience score associated with the entity in the [0, 1.0] range. The salience score for an entity provides information about the importance or centrality of that entity to the entire document text. Scores closer to 0 are less salient, while scores closer to 1.0 are highly salient.
mentions Sequence[]
The mentions of this entity in the input document. The API currently supports proper noun mentions.
For calls to [AnalyzeEntitySentiment][] or if AnnotateTextRequest.Features.extract_entity_sentiment is set to true, this field will contain the aggregate sentiment expressed for this entity in the provided document.


builtins.object > proto.message.Message > Entity



MetadataEntry(mapping=None, *, ignore_unknown_fields=False, **kwargs)

The abstract base class for a message.

kwargs dict

Keys and values corresponding to the fields of the message.

mapping Union[dict, .Message]

A dictionary or message to be used to determine the values for this message.

ignore_unknown_fields Optional(bool)

If True, do not raise errors for unknown fields. Only applied if mapping is a mapping type or there are keyword parameters.



The type of the entity. For most entity types, the associated metadata is a Wikipedia URL (wikipedia_url) and Knowledge Graph MID (mid). The table below lists the associated fields for entities that have different metadata.