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AWS Textra/Rekog

Author: Irene Cho

This plugin uses the official API released from AWS.

AWS Textra/Rekog plugin is consisted of two APIs which are Textract and Rekognition – Text Detection.  It quickly and easily extracted texts from images/ docs and returns data in the forms of JSON and image file. 


Users require signing up with AWS service account (AWS key id and secret key).

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  • Extract printed text with optical character recognition (OCR)
  • Detect text image (jpeg/png) size up to 10 MB and PDF file size is 500 MB
  • Detect up to 3000 words
  • Documents can be rotated a maximum of +/- 10% from the vertical axis
  • Support only English
  • Doesn’t support handwriting docs

Rekognition – Text Detection

  • Visual search
  • Detect text in .jpeg or .png format images
  • Detect up to 50 words
  • Text must be within +/- 90 degrees orientation of the horizontal axis


Instructions to create the AWS service account.

1. Set up an Amazon account and create an IAM console:

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• After signing up the amazon account, sign in ‘IAM user’.
  This process provides credentials which can access resources of services.

2. Enable access to billing data for the IAM admin user :

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3. Create an Administrator IAM User and Group:

1) Select 'Add user'.

2) Set user details.

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3) Select 'Create group'.

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4) Create group.

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5) Select ' Next:Tags'.

6) Select 'Next Review'.

7) Select 'Create user'.

8) Click ‘Close’ when you successfully create the user and group.

4. Create an access key.

1) Select Users.

2) Select the Username.

3) Select Security credentials.

4) Create access key.

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5) Download the .csv file.

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How to set plugin parameters

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Plugin Output

1. Image File                              2. Out Img File                    3. Result type

     (Input image file)                       (Output image file)                (Output text)


Return Code

0NOT Implemented
1NOT Implemented

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