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How to Use AWS Textract with S3

songthamtung
Technical Product Director @ Geddit | B2B SaaS | SF ✈️ BKK
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This article demonstrates how to use AWS Textract to extract text from scanned documents in an S3 bucket.

This goes beyond Amazon’s documentation — where they only use examples involving one image. Included in this blog is a sample code snippet using AWS Python SDK Boto3 to help you quickly get started.

Definitions

  • Textract is a service that automatically extracts text and data from scanned documents.
  • Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance.

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Closing

Textract is an amazing OCR (optical character recognition) tool. It can save your team countless man hours by automating the tedious and error-prone task of manual data entry.

Thanks for reading! Originally posted on Hacker Noon.

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