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Azure AI Document Intelligence

Accelerate information extraction from documents.

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Quickly extract text and structure from documents

AI Document Intelligence is an AI service that applies advanced machine learning to extract text, key-value pairs, tables, and structures from documents automatically and accurately. Turn documents into usable data and shift your focus to acting on information rather than compiling it. Start with prebuilt models or create custom models tailored to your documents both on premises and in the cloud with the AI Document Intelligence studio or SDK.

Simple text extraction

Easily pull data and organize information with prebuilt and custom features—no manual labeling required.

Customized results

Get output tailored to your layouts with automatic custom extraction and improve it with human feedback.

Flexible deployment

Ingest data from the cloud or at the edge and apply to search indexes, business automation workflows, and more.

Built-in security

Rely on enterprise-grade security and privacy applied to both your data and any trained models.

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Use AI to Build Document Processing Workflows

Learn how to accelerate your business processes by automating text extraction with AI Document Intelligence. This webinar features hands-on demos for key use cases such as document processing, knowledge mining, and industry-specific AI model customization.

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Easily extract text and structure with simple REST API

Accurately extract text, key-value pairs, and tables from documents, forms, receipts, invoices, and cards of various types without manual labeling by document type, intensive coding, or maintenance. Use AI Document Intelligence custom forms, prebuilt, and layout APIs to extract information from your documents in an organized manner.

Document analysis

Detects and extracts text and layout of documents, like tables, check boxes, and objects.



These are pretrained models for common scenarios such as IDs, receipts, and invoices, that extract text, key-value pairs, and line items from documents.



This custom form service lets you train on your own data to learn the structure of your documents in an intelligent way.

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Customize text extraction to your forms

When you're working with documents that deviate from traditional formats, like industry-specific materials, you often need to build your own solution. The custom extraction capabilities in AI Document Intelligence help you overcome this challenge by training on your own data based on just five documents. Not only is the first output more reliable and tailored to your needs, but it also allows you to provide human input to create a highly accurate model customized to your forms.

Apply AI Document Intelligence anywhere, in the cloud or at the edge

Recognize forms at the edge, on-premises, and in the cloud with container support in Azure AI Services. The portable architecture can be deployed directly to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) or Azure Container Instances, or to a Kubernetes cluster deployed to Azure Stack. Use the REST interface of the AI Document Intelligence API to then integrate into Azure Applied AI search indexes, automate business processes, and create custom workflows for your business.

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  • Analyze forms and documents

    Make data-driven decisions by extracting data from documents and putting it into your data visualization service for analysis.

  • Create intelligent search indexes

    Easily find specific information in your documents and forms, such as total accounts payable, by integrating AI Document Intelligence with Azure Applied AI Search.

  • Automate business workflows

    Extract text, key-value pairs, tables, and structures from documents, and pipe them into your back-end systems to perform tasks such as claim, invoice, and receipt processing.

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Customers and partners using AI Document Intelligence

Delivering a five-star loyalty experience

Emaar uses AI Document Intelligence to scan receipts and reward loyalty program members, differentiating their customer experience and reducing their month-on-month processing costs by more than 50 percent.


Saving time on every transaction

Standard Bank of South Africa uses AI Document Intelligence to automate processing for complex cross-border transactions, improving customer service while significantly reducing turnaround time and operating expenses.

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Frequently asked questions about AI Document Intelligence

  • Check Azure AI Document Intelligence availability.

  • It supports printed and handwritten forms, PDFs, and images.

  • Azure AI Document Intelligence supports multiple languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. See full list here.

  • The custom option uses five samples to learn the structure of your documents and intelligently extract text and data tailored to them. The prebuilt option doesn't use samples—the model has already been trained and is ready to use off the shelf to extract key fields from specific document types.

  • Layout extracts text using high-definition optical character recognition (OCR) tailored for documents. It also extracts the structures of tables (row and column numbers), selection marks and more.

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