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AutocompleteSearchQuery

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Generate suggested text for autocompletion of a search query

Contributed by: Richard Hennigan (Wolfram Research)

ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["query"]

gives a suggested string to autocomplete the text "query".

ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["query",n]

gives a list of the top n results.

ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"][n]

represents an operator form of ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"] that can be applied to a string.

Details and Options

ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"] uses the Google search API to get results, so it requires an internet connection in order to function.
In ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["query",n], the value for n can be any of the following:
a positive integer the top n results found
All all found suggestions
UpTo [ m ] at most m results, as available
Automatic return a string equivalent to using the one-argument form

Examples

Basic Examples

Autocomplete search queries:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["wolfram"]
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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["wolfram fun"]
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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["does this"]
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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["yes it d"]
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Specify the number of autocompletions to get:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["is ", 5]
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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["autocorrect ", 3]
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Get all available autocompletions:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["how do I get all", All]
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Use the operator form of AutocompleteSearchQuery:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"][All]["wolfram"]
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Applications

Generate a list of questions:

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ResourceFunction[
 "AutocompleteSearchQuery"] /@ {"who ", "what ", "where ", "when ", "why ", "how "}
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Find common search queries from random words:

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AssociationMap[ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"][3], RandomWord[20]] // ResourceFunction["NiceGrid"]
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Properties and Relations

AutocompleteSearchQuery supports using UpTo:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["func", UpTo[3]]
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AutocompleteSearchQuery does not return any completions for an empty string:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"][""]
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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["", All]
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The query can contain characters that are not letters:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["1+"]
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Results may be dependent on location:

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GeoNearest["USState", Here] -> ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["red"]
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Compare to evaluating from a different physical location:

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CloudEvaluate[
 GeoNearest["USState", Here] -> ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["red"]]
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AutocompleteSearchQuery can handle spelling errors in the query:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["woolfram", All]
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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["wolf ram", All]
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Possible Issues

Requesting more completions than are available will result in a partial list along with a warning message:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["this is too many", 20]
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The generated text will always be lowercase:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["HELLO WO"]
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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["Wolfram Fun"]
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Case is only preserved if the query appears at the beginning of the output string:

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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["WOOLFRAM "]
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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["WOLFRAM "]
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AutocompleteSearchQuery requires an internet connection:

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Block[{PacletManager`$AllowInternet = False},
 ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["no internet"]
 ]
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ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"]["no internet"]
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Neat Examples

Use AutocompleteSearchQuery as a FieldCompletionFunction:

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InputField["", String, FieldCompletionFunction -> (ResourceFunction[
     "AutocompleteSearchQuery"][#, All] &)]
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Have a bird predict what you are going to say next:

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DynamicModule[{query = ""}, Column[{InputField[Dynamic[query], String, FieldHint -> "Type anything here", ContinuousAction -> True], ResourceFunction["BirdSay"][
    Dynamic[Replace[
      ResourceFunction["AutocompleteSearchQuery"][query], "" -> "I'm waiting\[Ellipsis]"], SynchronousUpdating -> False]]}]]
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