Processing Documents with Synchronous Operations - Amazon Textract

Processing Documents with Synchronous Operations

Amazon Textract can synchronously detect and analyze documents that are provided as images in JPEG or PNG format. Synchronous operations return results in near real time. For more information about documents, see Text Detection and Document Analysis Response Objects.

This section covers how you can use Amazon Textract to detect process text using synchronous operations. These operations process one page of a document at a time. To process multipage documents it is reccommended to use asynchronous operations. For more information about document processing using asynchronous operations, see Processing Documents with Asynchronous Operations.

You can use Amazon Textract synchronous operations for the following purposes:

  • Text detection – You can detect lines and words on a single-page document image by using the DetectDocumentText operation. For more information, see Detecting Text.

  • Text analysis – You can identify relationships between detected text on a single-page document by using the AnalyzeDocument operation. For more information, see Analyzing Documents.

  • Invoice and Receipt Analysis – You can identify financially-related relationships between detected text on a single-page document using the AnalyzeExpense operation. For more information, see Analyzing Invoices and Receipts