Affidavit of Residence OCR


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




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



Define your Affidavit of Residence use case


First, we’re going to define what fields we want to extract from your Affidavit of Residence. 



Proof of residence OCR API

  • Full name: The full name of the resident


  • Current Address: The current address of the citizen


  • Date: The letter date



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 ‘build a new endpoint’ 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 Proof of Residence OCR API


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


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


Full name: type String that never contains numeric characters.


Full Name field for Affidavit of Residence OCR




Current Address: type String without specifications. 


Current address field for Affidavit of residence OCR


Date: type String with no specifications. 


Date field for Affidavit of residence OCR



Once you’re done setting up your data model, press the Data model ready? start training button at the top of the screen.



Train your Affidavit of Residence OCR



Deep learning Affidavit of Residence OCR API



You’re all set! 


Now is the time to train your Affidavit of Residence 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 Affidavit of Residence 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!