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Updated at: Jan 18, 2021 GMT+08:00

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) allows you to detect and recognize printed characters in images and convert the characters into editable text.

OCR provides services through open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). You can obtain the inference result by accessing and calling APIs in real time. It helps you collect key data automatically and build an intelligent business system, thereby improving service efficiency.

You can perform related operations based on the API description, syntax, parameter description, and examples provided in this document. For example, you can call the API for recognizing characters in general text, cards, or receipts. APIs vary depending on regions. For details, see Endpoints. For details about all operations supported by APIs, see API Overview.

If you intend to access OCR through an API, get familiar with OCR concepts. For details, see the Service Overview.

OCR also provides software development kits (SDKs) for multiple programming languages. For details about how to use SDKs, see SDK Reference.

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