DS 2019 form OCR


This article walks you through the building process of an OCR API that extracts data from the DS 2019 form using our deep learning engine. It will work for any airline company or boarding pass template. 




  1. You’ll need a free account. Sign up and confirm your email to login.
  2. You’ll need at least 20 DS 2019 form images or pdfs to train your OCR.



Define your DS 2019 use case


First, we’re going to define what fields we want to extract from your DS 2019 form. 




  • First Name: The first name of the DS 2019 holder


  • Family Name: The last name of the DS 2019 holder


  • Gender: The DS 2019 holder gender 


  • Visa type: The visa type linked to the DS 2019 form


  • End of cover period: The ending date of the DS 2019 cover period


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 DS 2019 form 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.

DS 2019 OCR


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


First name: type String that never contains numeric characters.


First name field for DS 2019 OCR




Family name: type String that never contains numeric characters.


Family name field for DS 2019 OCR


Gender: type String that never contains numeric characters.  


Gender field for DS 2019 OCR


Visa Type: type String without specifications.


Visa type field for DS 2019 OCR


End of cover period: type Date in US format.


End of cover period field DS 2019 OCR




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


DS 2019 OCR training your model



Train your DS 2019 form OCR



Deep learning DS 2019 OCR training



You’re all set! 


Now is the time to train your DS 2019 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 DS 2019 form 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!