Processing Documents with Synchronous Operations - Amazon Textract

Processing Documents with Synchronous Operations

Amazon Textract can detect and analyze text in single-page documents that are provided as images in JPEG, PNG, and TIFF format. The operations are synchronous and 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 and analyze text in a single-page document. To detect and analyze text in multipage documents or single-page documents that are in PDF or TIFF format, 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 financial relationships between detected text on a single-page invoice or receipt using the AnalyzeExpense operation. For more information, see Analyzing Invoices and Receipts

  • Identity Document Analysis – You can analyze identity documents issued by the U.S. Government and extract information along with common types of information found on identity documents. For more information see Analyzing Identity Documents.