Amazon Textract takes character recognition to new heights

Amazon Textract takes character recognition to new heights

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Text on a surface

Amazon recently generally released Textract, a tool bound to save anyone working with documents considerable time and effort. The tool utilizes machine learning to extract text from a wide range of document types and then contextualize the extracted text. According to the release article posted by Amazon, Textract supports text content from regular blocks of words, from forms, and from tables, no matter if the content comes from scans, PDF’s, or photos. Users can also take the text one step farther after extraction by using it to create searches or export it entirely to another program.


Possible use cases include:


Change management: Automation of data collection as businesses prepare to undergo change

Advanced analytics: Accelerated data entry for use in analytics dashboards

Digital marketing: Population of digital marketing collateral and boilerplate


The machine learning algorithms behind Textract are just another example of how humans are simplifying their workloads with the help of artificial intelligence!





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