Business cards detection & OCR

Industry: General purpose

Business card detection

Overview

Compiling virtual databases of business cards for an online verification firm. Business cards come in many forms & formats & nowadays taking your business online means opening a huge market for your product. And lots of business owners daily apply for verification & getting information from images manually is time consuming. For that we were tasked to implement a deep learning model which can be used for any background & any color of card to extract information from it.

Technology

  • Deep Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing

Technology

  • Python

Key Technical Challenges:

  • Background for extracting usually must be the same but here it was not so. We had to work our way in building such models.
  • Different fonts for possibly every business card we come across. Had to work to make the model more generalized.

Business + Technical Points:

  • Effective detection for every card’s api fired
  • Possibility for reselling the detection API in place
  • Should work with low-resolution images with more than 50% detection ratio.

Result:

  • Robust model with resellable API with standard security protocols.