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Brave Search

Brave Search is a search engine developed by Brave Software.

  • Brave Search uses its own web index. As of May 2022, it covered over 10 billion pages and was used to serve 92% of search results without relying on any third-parties, with the remainder being retrieved server-side from the Bing API or (on an opt-in basis) client-side from Google. According to Brave, the index was kept "intentionally smaller than that of Google or Bing" in order to help avoid spam and other low-quality content, with the disadvantage that "Brave Search is not yet as good as Google in recovering long-tail queries."
  • Brave Search Premium: As of April 2023 Brave Search is an ad-free website, but it will eventually switch to a new model that will include ads and premium users will get an ad-free experience. User data including IP addresses won't be collected from its users by default. A premium account will be required for opt-in data-collection.

Installation and Setup

To get access to the Brave Search API, you need to create an account and get an API key.

api_key = "..."
from langchain_community.document_loaders import BraveSearchLoader

API Reference:


loader = BraveSearchLoader(
query="obama middle name", api_key=api_key, search_kwargs={"count": 3}
docs = loader.load()
[doc.metadata for doc in docs]
[{'title': "Obama's Middle Name -- My Last Name -- is 'Hussein.' So?",
'link': ''},
{'title': "What's up with Obama's middle name? - Quora",
'link': ''},
{'title': 'Barack Obama | Biography, Parents, Education, Presidency, Books, ...',
'link': ''}]
[doc.page_content for doc in docs]
['I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry a few days back listening to radio talk show host Bill Cunningham repeatedly scream Barack <strong>Obama</strong>’<strong>s</strong> <strong>middle</strong> <strong>name</strong> — my last <strong>name</strong> — as if he had anti-Muslim Tourette’s. “Hussein,” Cunningham hissed like he was beckoning Satan when shouting the ...',
'Answer (1 of 15): A better question would be, “What’s up with <strong>Obama</strong>’s first <strong>name</strong>?” President Barack Hussein <strong>Obama</strong>’s father’s <strong>name</strong> was Barack Hussein <strong>Obama</strong>. He was <strong>named</strong> after his father. Hussein, <strong>Obama</strong>’<strong>s</strong> <strong>middle</strong> <strong>name</strong>, is a very common Arabic <strong>name</strong>, meaning &quot;good,&quot; &quot;handsome,&quot; or ...',
'Barack <strong>Obama</strong>, in full Barack Hussein <strong>Obama</strong> II, (born August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.), 44th president of the United States (2009–17) and the first African American to hold the office. Before winning the presidency, <strong>Obama</strong> represented Illinois in the U.S.']

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