Amazon Textract announces improvements to detection of handwritten text, digits, dates, and phone numbers

Amazon Textract is a machine learning service that automatically extracts text, handwriting and data from scanned documents that goes beyond simple optical character recognition (OCR) to identify, understand, and extract data from forms and tables. We continuously improve the underlying machine learning models based on your feedback to provide even better accuracy. Today, we are pleased to announce an accuracy enhancement update to the handwriting extraction feature. Starting today, you will see improved accuracy of handwritten transcriptions, specifically for numerals, dates, phone numbers, and website address across many documents in finance, healthcare, legal, public sector, and others. Textract now more accurately detects handwriting within documents such as checks, medical forms, travel forms and more. 

Source:: Amazon AWS