Packages of pages - let's say 50 per package. They are all forms
I need to identify the form I'm interested in from the package of 50 (classify images). These are all template forms.
Once I've got the right page, I then extract a text snippet.
I can see how the second part happens, but not the first. Any pointers on doing a form or document classification stage to a processing pipeline?
What you describe is a step further from OCR and closer to data capture scenarios. We are planning to implement layout training and document classification features to ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK, but i can't say anything about the timing right now. Meanwhile, i've got two suggestions on solving your task:
Do a full OCR for your document (or a piece of document) and look for the document specific text (form ID code, form title, specific question, etc.). and select the template type respectively. That's one of the high-level approaches used in the technologies from the product in the next list item.
Alternatively, have a look at ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine, it's a non-cloud based data capture SDK designed to solve the task you describe.
I beleive both approaches would do the job for you, i suggest you use the first approach, as it would be easier to implement and if you feel that you need more data capture functionality - go for FlexiCapture Engine.
Is there any update on the template implementation integrated with cloud ocr sdk?
It has been more than two years by now but no sign of such additionl to the cloud API. This is quite disappointing.
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