Amazon Textract: Extract Handwriting and Text with Machine Learning | Rolustech

Optical Character Recognition is useful for scanning documents and other files to identify text and even handwriting. Often with mixed results, OCR returns you the information you scanned, but it ends up not being too reliable. Amazon Textract tackles the same problem but in a different way, by using AWS-level machine learning to analyze data.

Firms these days have been extracting data from scanned documents the old fashion way with manual data entries. This proves to be much more expensive in the long run than it seems, not to mention full of errors. Doing this with OCR is better, but the software requires a lot of tweaking every time a form changes. This is a slow process because there are constantly different documents coming in and the time starts adding up.

Machine Learning instead of Manual Processes

The speed you can benefit from with Amazon Textract is quite a feat in itself. You can start extracting from millions of separate document pages in just a few hours. Captured information then has a plethora of different uses. You can start taking action with other business applications for things like loan applications, enrollment forms, or tax documents. What’s more, you can create smart search indexes for extracted information and use Amazon Augmented AI to incorporate human reviews.

Advantages of having Amazon Textract

Speedy Extraction

Surpass Optical Character Recognition

Security and Compliance

  • Service Organization Control
  • International Organization for Standardization
  • PCI
  • GDPR

This means customers get more insights into security measures that are being put forward in order to protect their data. Support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) lets customers avoid using public access and encrypt their data.

Implement Human Reviews with Ease

A Summary

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Originally published at on March 19, 2021.

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