Shipper's Letter of Instruction OCR

 

This article walks you through the building process of an OCR API that extracts data from Shipper's letter of Instruction using our deep learning engine. This API works with any letter template. 

 

 

Prerequisites

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

 

 

Define your Shipper's letter of Instruction use case

 

First, we’re going to define what fields we want to extract from your Shipper's letter of Instruction. 

 

 

Shipper's letter of Instruction OCR API

 

  • Shipper: The shipper's full name 

 

  • Consignee: The consignee's full name 

 

  • Forwarding Agent: The forwarding agent's full name 

 

  • Reference: The Shipper's letter of an Instruction reference number

 

  • Declared Value: The declared value of shipped goods

 

  • Date of issue: The issue date of Shipper's letter of Instruction

 

 

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 from your letter of instruction, 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 Shipper's letter of Instruction 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.


 

Shipper: type String that never contains numeric characters.

 

Shipper  for Shipper's letter of Instruction  OCR

 

 

Consignee: type String that never contains numeric characters.

 

Consignee field for Shipper's letter of Instruction OCR

 

Forwarding Agent: type String that never contains numeric characters.

 

Forwarding Agent field for Shipper's letter of Instruction OCR

 

Reference: type Number without specifications. 

 

Reference field for Shipper's letter of Instruction OCR

 

Declared Value: type Number without specifications. 

 

Declared Value field for Shipper's letter of Instruction OCR

 

Date of Issue: type Date with US format. 

 

Date of issue field for Shipper's letter of instruction 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 Shipper's letter of Instruction OCR

 

 

Deep learning Shipper's letter of instruction OCR API

 

 

You’re all set! 

 

Now is the time to train your Shipper's letter of Instruction 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 Shipper's letter of Instruction 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!