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Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services: Form Recognizer

by Ed Freitas

This course will teach you how to use and work with Azure Cognitive Services: Forms Recognizer, which extracts text and data from scanned documents, going beyond traditional OCR. It is also able to learn from new document models.

What you'll learn

Azure Cognitive Services: Forms Recognizer can help you better maintain compliance with document archival rules by flagging data that may require manual input. In this course, Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services: Forms Recognizer, you will learn to use OCR technology built into Azure to extract text and key-value pairs of data from PDF documents and images.

First, you will explore how to detect printed text within an image or PDF document.

Next, you will discover how to detect key-value pairs in images or PDF documents automatically so that they can retain the inherent context of the document without any manual intervention.

Then, you will learn how to use Forms Recognizer’s machine learning capabilities to add new document layouts and types of documents, known as models.

Finally, you will understand how to preserve the composition of data stored in tables during extraction.

When finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of how to use the Forms Recognizer service to create smart search indexes, build automated approval workflows, as well as being able to export data contained within those documents to other systems.

About the author

Eduardo is a technology enthusiast, software architect and customer success advocate. He's designed enterprise .NET solutions that extract, validate and automate critical business processes such as Accounts Payable and Mailroom solutions for all types of organizations. He's designed and supported production systems for global names such as Coca Cola, Enel, Pirelli, Fiat-Chrysler, Xerox and many others. He's a well-known specialist in the Enterprise Content Management market segment, specifically... more

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