DocumentReaderConfig - Amazon Comprehend API Reference

DocumentReaderConfig

Provides configuration parameters to override the default actions for extracting text from PDF documents and image files.

By default, Amazon Comprehend performs the following actions to extract text from files, based on the input file type:

  • Word files - Amazon Comprehend parser extracts the text.

  • Digital PDF files - Amazon Comprehend parser extracts the text.

  • Image files and scanned PDF files - Amazon Comprehend uses the Amazon Textract DetectDocumentText API to extract the text.

DocumentReaderConfig does not apply to plain text files or Word files.

For image files and PDF documents, you can override these default actions using the fields listed below. For more information, see Setting text extraction options.

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DocumentReadAction

This field defines the Amazon Textract API operation that Amazon Comprehend uses to extract text from PDF files and image files. Enter one of the following values:

  • TEXTRACT_DETECT_DOCUMENT_TEXT - The Amazon Comprehend service uses the DetectDocumentText API operation.

  • TEXTRACT_ANALYZE_DOCUMENT - The Amazon Comprehend service uses the AnalyzeDocument API operation.

Type: String

Valid Values: TEXTRACT_DETECT_DOCUMENT_TEXT | TEXTRACT_ANALYZE_DOCUMENT

Required: Yes

DocumentReadMode

Determines the text extraction actions for PDF files. Enter one of the following values:

  • SERVICE_DEFAULT - use the Amazon Comprehend service defaults for PDF files.

  • FORCE_DOCUMENT_READ_ACTION - Amazon Comprehend uses the Textract API specified by DocumentReadAction for all PDF files, including digital PDF files.

Type: String

Valid Values: SERVICE_DEFAULT | FORCE_DOCUMENT_READ_ACTION

Required: No

FeatureTypes

Specifies the type of Amazon Textract features to apply. You can specify one or both of the following values:

  • TABLES - Returns information about any tables that are detected in the input document.

  • FORMS - Returns information and the data from any forms that are detected in the input document.

Type: Array of strings

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 2 items.

Valid Values: TABLES | FORMS

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: