Setting up an OCR REST API with DeepDetect

This article shows how to setup a REST API for an OCR system in five minutes. Goal: setup an API endpoint to which send images and get text position and characters in return Technology: A deep neural object detector that locates text in images A deep neural OCR model that reads detected text into a character string For this, DeepDetect provides: A REST API for Deep Learning applications Pre-trained models that are free to use A simple way to chain models so that a single API call does all the work DeepDetect setup Let’s start a ready-to-use docker image of DeepDetect server with CPU and/or GPU support.