We’re starting with the most popular programming language on the planet: Python. If you’re unfamiliar with it, Python is a high-level programming language that is becoming more and more popular. It is very easy to learn and is used for many different applications. One of the things it is very well-suited for is handling data.
Python uses something called a “data structure” to store data, which means it organizes the data to make it easier to work with and access. You’ll often hear the terms list or dictionary (which is just another type of list) when people are talking about data structures. Lists are great for organizing data that has a lot of items or instances. For example, if you were to write a program that had to track a lot of different inventory items, you would probably use a list to keep track of all those items.
Dictionaries are typically used to store ordered data where each item has a unique value. For example, if you were to write a program that had to track a lot of different inventory items, you would probably use a dictionary to keep track of all those item IDs and their corresponding inventory values.
Another great thing about Python is that it’s really good at making it easy for you to work with text since everything in the language is text-based. If you need to do something that involves working with text, like sorting it or searching through it, there are built-in functions for those things in Python.
You can also combine Python with other languages. This can be useful in situations where you need to integrate an existing program or API into your project. Or if you want to build a program that communicates with other pieces of software or devices. In addition, there are many libraries that can help you accomplish specific tasks more easily (like OCR). Libraries are collections of functions and modules that can be used in your Python programs.
As we said in the prelude, this article will focus on Optical Character Recognition (OCR). OCR systems analyze visual information and convert it into digital data through machine vision algorithms to recognize characters and convert them into text. This API works from a URL and returns the results as JSON without needing much information from the user.
This API Can Work With A Variety Of Programming Languages But We’re Going To Show How It Works With Python.
Optical Character Recognition API
Recognize any objects in a given image. Get the positions of the objects and the label.
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to Object Recognition API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.