Computer Vision – OCR vs. Recognize Text vs. Batch Read File

Batch Read operation detects and extracts text content from documents and images and are heavily optimised for large documents and images with lots of visual noise. Note: This feature is available only for “English” language.

Recognize Text operation is deprecated instead Batch Read operation is preferred. The Recognize Text operation is similar to Batch Read operation and it executes asynchronously using updated recognition models.

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) operation is similar to Recognize Text operation but executes synchronously and not optimised for large documents.