UiPath Document Understanding

UiPath Document Understanding

OCR Services

About OCR Services

OCR services are used for the following purposes:

  • At data labeling time, when importing documents into Document Manager. The engines available for this step are UiPath Document OCR, Google Cloud Vision OCR, and Microsoft Read OCR.
  • At run time when calling models from RPA workflows. The engines available for this step are all the engines integrated with the UiPath RPA platform including the above, plus Abbyy Finereader, Microsoft OCR (legacy), Microsoft Project Oxford OCR, and Tesseract.

In production, we recommend calling the OCR using the Digitize Document activity in your workflow and passing the Document Object Model as input to the activity calling the ML model. For this purpose, you need to use the Machine Learning Extractor activity (Official feed).

As a quick convenience for testing purposes, you can also configure the OCR directly in AI Center (Settings window), but this is not recommended for production deployments.

Configuring OCR service in Document Manager and AI Center Document Understanding ML Packages

The table below shows how to configure the six supported OCR engine types in both Document Manager and AI Center.



The ocr.method argument corresponds to the OCR Engine dropdown in the ML Package creation view in AI Center.

UiPathUiPath Document OCRUiPath Automation Cloud
Document Understanding API Key
Enterprise Plan
GoogleGoogle Cloud Vision OCRGCP Console API Key
Microsoft Read 2.0 On-PremMicrosoft Read OCRNonehttp://<IP_addr>:<port_number>/vision/v2.0/read/core/Analyze
Microsoft Read 2.0 AzureMicrosoft Read OCRAPI Key for your resource from Azure Portal<Azure_resource_Endpoint>/vision/v2.0/read/core/asyncBatchAnalyze
Microsoft Read 3.2 On-PremMicrosoft Read OCRNonehttp://<IP_addr>:<port_number>/vision/v3.2/read/analyze
Microsoft Read 3.2 AzureMicrosoft Read OCRAPI Key for your resource from Azure Portal<Azure_resource_Endpoint>/vision/v3.2/read/analyze

Updated 4 months ago

OCR Services

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