Class Entity (2.5.2)

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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.