Rent Receipt OCR


This article walks you through the building process of an OCR API that extracts data from Rent Receipt using our deep learning engine.




  1. You’ll need a free account. Sign up and confirm your email to login.
  2. You’ll need at least 20 Rent Receipt images or pdfs to train your OCR.



Define your Rent Receipt use case


First, we’re going to define what fields we want to extract from your Rent Receipt. 



Rent Receipt OCR API


  • Name: The landlord's full name 


  • Date: The date of the receipt


  • Rent Amount: The collected rent amount 


  • Rent collection date: The rent collection date 


  • Rented good: The description of rented good



That’s it for our use case. Feel free to add any other relevant data to fit your requirements.



Deploy your API


Once you have defined the list of fields you want to extract, head over to the platform and press the ‘Create a new API’ button.


You land now on the setup page. Here is the image you can use for setting up the API, and my setup looks like this:



Set up your Rent Receipt OCR API


Once you’re ready, click on the “next” button. We are going to specify the data types for each of the fields we want our API to extract.

Define your Rent Receipt OCR API


To go further, you can download this json config to set up your data model or do it manually.


Name type String that never contains numeric characters.


Name field for Rent Receipt  OCR




Date: type Date with US format.  


Date field for Rent Receipt OCR


Rent Amount: type Number without specifications.


Rent amount field for Rent Receipt OCR


Rent collection date: type Date with US format.


Rent collection date field for Rent Receipt OCR


Rented Good Description: type String that never contains numeric characters. 


Rented good description field for Rent Receipt OCR



Once you’re done setting up your data model, press the Start training your model button at the bottom of the screen.


Train your Rent Receipt OCR API



Train your Rent Receipt OCR



Deep learning Rent Receipt OCR API



You’re all set! 


Now is the time to train your Rent Receipt deep learning model in the Training section of our API. 


In a few hours (minutes if you're fast), you’ll get your first model trained and will be able to use your custom OCR API for parsing Rent Receipt in your application.


To get more information about the training phase, please refer to the Getting Started tutorial. If you have any questions regarding your use case, feel free to reach out on our chat!