Posted On: Nov 21, 2022

Amazon Textract is a machine learning service that automatically extracts printed text, handwriting, and data from any document or image. Textract now provides you the capability to detect handwritten signatures, e-signatures, and initials on documents such as loan application forms, checks, claim forms and more. AnalyzeDocument Signatures reduces the need for human reviewers and helps customers reduce costs, save time, and build scalable solutions for document processing.

Signatures is available as a feature type in the AnalyzeDocument API and enables customers to automatically detect signatures on documents. AnalyzeDocument Signatures provides the location and the confidence scores of the detected signatures. The feature can be used standalone or in combination with other structured data extraction types such as Forms, Tables, and Queries. Signatures is pre-trained on a wide a variety of financial, insurance, and tax documents. 

This update will be available in US East (Ohio, N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Paris), and AWS GovCloud (US) starting November 18th.

To get started, log on to the Amazon Textract console to try out the new feature. To learn more about Textract capabilities, please visit the Amazon Textract website, developer guide, or resources page.