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OCR SOAP API Developer's Guide

OCR Web Service SOAP API can be easily consumed by any programming languages or applications that accept web services integration. In this section, examples are shown for the following technologies.


Sample codes available here:
Download .NET SOAP sample
Download JAVA SOAP sample
Download PHP SOAP sample

Here you can find the description of SOAP API method:


SOAP Service Function OCRWebServiceRecognize
WSDL location www.ocrwebservice.com/services/OCRWebService.asmx?WSDL
Service Endpoint www.ocrwebservice.com/services/OCRWebService.asmx
Method public OCRWSResponse OCRWebServiceRecognize (
           string user_name,
           string license_code,
           OCRWSInputImage input_image, 
           OCRWSSettings ocr_settings)

Input parameters:

OCRWSInputImage
Parameter Type Description
fileName string Name of the uploaded file
fileData byte [] Data to upload

OCRWSSettings
Parameter Type Description
ocrLanguages Language[] Specifies the recognition languages
outDocumentFormat OutputFormat[] Specifies the output file format
convertToBW bool Convert image to Black and White (recommend for color image and photo)
getOCRText bool If it is True the OCRed text will be returned
createOutDocument bool If it is True the output document will be created
ocrZones OCRZone[] Specifies blocks on the image for zonal OCR
multiPageDoc bool If it is TRUE the multipage document will be recognized.
pageNumbers string Enter page numbers and/or page ranges separated by commas. For example "1,3,5-12", "all pages" - all pages will be recognized.
ocrWords bool If it is TRUE the recognized word`s coordinates will be returned
Reserved string If it is "newline=1" the extracted text will be returned with new line (\n) character

Return value:

OCRWSResponse
Parameter Type Description
ocrText string [][] Two dimension array that contains extracted text from each zone and page. OCRedText[z][p]: z-zone, p-pages
fileName string Contains tha output document name
fileData byte [] Contains the output document
ocrWSWords OCRWSWord [] Contains the output word coordinates
errorMessage string Error message if an error occured