Posted On: Sep 17, 2020

You can now identify and mask personally identifiable information (PII) from text documents using Amazon Comprehend. Amazon Comprehend uses machine learning to detect PII information that can be used to identify any individual such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, and email addresses. You can use Amazon Comprehend’s PII API synchronously and asynchronously to detect PII and mask it from text documents. 

Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to find insights and relationships in text. It provides pre-trained models for recognizing entities, key phrases, sentiments, and other common elements in a document. You can also build custom models with Amazon Comprehend to recognize custom entities and classify documents. 

Amazon Comprehend PII API is available in all AWS regions where Amazon Comprehend is available. To try the new feature, log in to the Amazon Comprehend console for a code-free experience, or download the AWS SDK. Learn more about using this feature on this blog or in the documentation.