What is the Ink Recognizer API?

bharathn-msft 4,946 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

How is ink recognizer API service different from OCR API of Azure computer vision API service?

[Note: As we migrate from MSDN, this question has been posted by an Azure Cloud Engineer as a frequently asked question] Source: Azure Docs

Azure Form Recognizer
Azure Form Recognizer
An Azure service that applies machine learning to extract text, key/value pairs, tables, and structures from documents.
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  1. Rohit Mungi 801 Reputation points

    The Ink Recognizer Cognitive Service provides a cloud-based REST API to analyze and recognize digital ink content. Unlike services that use Optical Character Recognition (OCR), the API requires digital ink stroke data as input. Digital ink strokes are time-ordered sets of 2D points (X,Y coordinates) that represent the motion of input tools such as digital pens or fingers. It then recognizes the shapes and handwritten content from the input and returns a JSON response containing all recognized entities. More information about the service can be found here.

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