Medical Certificate OCR


This article walks you through the building process of an OCR API that extracts data from Medical Certificates 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 Medical Certificate images or pdfs to train your OCR.



Define your Medical Certificate use case


First, we’re going to define what fields we want to extract from your Medical Certificate. 



Medical Certificate OCR API



  • Student Name: The name of the certificate holder


  • Student Number: The student identification number 


  • Student School: The student's school for which the certificate was issued


  • Address: The medical examination center address 


  • Medical center name: The name of the medical center where the examination was performed



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 Medical Certificate 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 Medical Certificate OCR API model


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


Student Name: type String that never contains numeric characters.


Student Name field for Medical Certificate  OCR


Student Number: type Number without specifications.  


Student Number field for Medical Certificate  OCR


Student School: type String that never contains alpha characters. 


Student School field for Medical Certificate OCR


Address: type String without specifications. 


Address field for Medical Certificate OCR


Medical Center: type String that never contains alpha characters. 


Medical Center field for Medical Certificate 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 Medical Certificate OCR API



Train your Medical Certificate OCR



Deep learning Medical Certificate  OCR API



You’re all set! 


Now is the time to train your Medical Certificate 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 Medical Certificate 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!