Deep Learning OCR on Document and Receipt Photos with PHP

Today we will be looking at how to employ Deep Learning OCR (optical character recognition) to extract text from photographs.

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First we will install Cloudmersive’s OCR API Client by executing this in Composer’s command line:

composer require cloudmersive/cloudmersive_ocr_api_client

Now call imageOcrPhotoToText, as you see here:

<?php
require_once(__DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php');

And that’s all you have to do! Note that there is support for a wide selection of languages, including German, Chinese, and Spanish.

There’s an API for that. Cloudmersive is a leader in Highly Scalable Cloud APIs.

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