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.
- You’ll need a free beta account. Sign up and confirm your email to login.
- 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 ‘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:
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.
First name: type String that never contains numeric characters.
Family name: type String that never contains numeric characters.
Gender: type String that never contains numeric characters.
Visa Type: type String without specifications.
End of cover period: type Date in US format.
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 DS 2019 form OCR
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!