OCR API and Web Services

An OCR API is Optical Character Recognition the is provided as a application programming interface or a web service to provide OCR functions to developers and applications.  An example can be found here: Ephesoft Web Services and API.  The OCR API typically provides a broad set of functionality, including:

  • PDF to Text Conversion
  • TIFF to Text Conversion
  • Data Extraction
  • Document Classification
  • Image Processing
  • Data Validation
  • Document Analytics

The API and Web Service is usually provided through a cloud OCR Server, or one that is on premises.  Below is an example of an OCR API:

OCR API and Web Services
Ephesoft OCR API PDF Conversion