How Amazon Textract Works - Amazon Textract

How Amazon Textract Works

Amazon Textract detects, analyzes, and finds deeper relationships in document text, then returns results as block objects you can reference in your existing systems.

Amazon Textract provides operations for detecting text only and operations for analyzing text that find deeper relationships, such as form data and tables. For more information, see Detecting Text and Analyzing Text.

Amazon Textract provides synchronous operations for processing small, single-page, documents and with near real-time responses. For more information, see Detecting and Analyzing Text in Single-Page Documents. Amazon Textract also provides asynchronous operations that you can use to process larger, multipage documents. Asynchronous responses aren't in real time. For more information, see Detecting and Analyzing Text in Multipage Documents.

When an Amazon Textract operation processes a document, the results are returned in an array of Block objects. A Block object contains information detected about items, including their location on the document and their relationship to other items on the document. For more information, see Documents and Block Objects. For examples that show how to use Block objects, see Examples.