Amazon Web Services Inc.'s Textract service, which uses machine learning to extract text and data from documents including tables and forms, is now generally available.
"Textract was first announced during the AWS re:Invent conference in November as one of several new machine learning services designed for use by people with no expertise in the subject,"
"Amazon reckons the service is a big improvement over the traditional optical character recognition software that enterprises have previously relied on to extract text-based data from documents. The problem with traditional OCR is that it can't recognize common layouts seen on forms and tables. As a result, OCR software is often inaccurate when attempting to pull data from those kinds of sources..."
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