OCRestful: Optical Character Recognition. As a service.
OCRestful is an Optical Character Recognition engine that runs in the cloud, and that your Web-connected application can easily call through our REST API. It's as easy as 1-2-3:
Here's how you can use OCRestful:
Fully OCR a Document. Send us an image file and we'll extract all the recognizable words on it. You can get your data back as plain text, or as a set of data structures that tell you precisely where every word was found on the page, with an OCR confidence score for every single word.
Interactively query your document. You can also make specific queries to get the contents of specific zones of your document. Want just the bottom-left corner of page 1 where the document ID usually is? Easy. Righmost half of page 2? Sure. Six centimeters down on page 1 where the mid-page title tells you what kind of document you've got? You got it. We offer a way to make very precise queries against any part of your document, making it easy for you to grab just what you need.
Zonal OCR. Use our Web-based (no "authoring tools" to install—Yay!) OCR template builder to create zonal OCR templates that will fully analyze a document's contents. Using these templates, you can distill a document's contents down to just the interesting pieces of data that your application needs.
Barcode Recognition. We recognize numerous types of barcodes automatically, including EAN-13/UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, Code 128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5 and QR Code. Barcode-recognized values are kept in their own data structures so you can zero in on them and use them however your workflow requires.
Handwriting Recognition. We all know that handwriting recognition by machines is a technology that just isn't there yet. Instead, we offer human-powered handwriting recognition powered by Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Let humans decipher those scribbles to get rock-solid results.†
Clean & powerful API. You access all of OCRestful's functionality through a fully-documented, clean and powerful REST API. If your application can talk to the Internet, it can work with OCRestful.
And here's more you'll like about OCRestful:
Easy integration. We've designed it so it's super-easy for your software to call OCRestful. You can be working in minutes.
Try before you buy. Use our free plan to get started and see how it works. Upgrade to a paid plan if you like it.
Fast. Our servers are scary-fast, and everything's virtual so we are always on the latest tech.
Scalable. With full-time monitoring and an architecture that lets us add capacity on-the-fly, we'll never slow you down.
Secure. We protect your data on-the-wire and at-rest as well. We know how to protect your sensitive data.
Your data is yours. Period. Download all your data at any time. We use open formats so you'll have no trouble using it.
Flexible. Use us how you want. We can store your data or immediately forget it. You can interpret the data yourself or use our smart OCR templates to do it for you.
Reasonable, predictable pricing. Our tiered pricing has a level that will work for you. (But contact our sales team if you think you need something custom.)
Even more flexibility. We understand that every organization is different. If a cloud-based solution doesn't fit, contact us to see if one of our server-rental or appliance options will meet your needs better.
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