What is Form Recognizer Studio?

This article applies to: Form Recognizer v3.0 checkmark Form Recognizer v3.0.

Form Recognizer Studio is an online tool to visually explore, understand, train, and integrate features from the Form Recognizer service into your applications. The studio provides a platform for you to experiment with the different Form Recognizer models and sample their returned data in an interactive manner without the need to write code.

The studio supports Form Recognizer v3.0 models and v3.0 model training. Previously trained v2.1 models with labeled data are supported, but not v2.1 model training. Refer to the REST API migration guide for detailed information about migrating from v2.1 to v3.0.

Get started using Form Recognizer Studio

  1. To use Form Recognizer Studio, you need the following assets:

    • Azure subscription - Create one for free.

    • Cognitive Services or Form Recognizer resource. Once you have your Azure subscription, create a single-service or multi-service resource, in the Azure portal to get your key and endpoint. Use the free pricing tier (F0) to try the service, and upgrade later to a paid tier for production.

  2. Navigate to the Form Recognizer Studio. If it's your first time logging in, a popup window appears prompting you to configure your service resource. You have two options:

    a. Access by Resource.

    • Choose your existing subscription.
    • Select an existing resource group within your subscription or create a new one.
    • Select your existing Form Recognizer or Cognitive services resource.

    Screenshot of the configure service resource window.

    b. Access by API endpoint and key.

    • Retrieve your endpoint and key from the Azure portal.
    • Go to the overview page for your resource and select Keys and Endpoint from the left navigation bar.
    • Enter the values in the appropriate fields.

    Screenshot: keys and endpoint location in the Azure portal.

  3. Once you've completed configuring your resource, you're able to try the different models offered by Form Recognizer Studio. From the front page, select any Form Recognizer model to try using with a no-code approach.

    Screenshot of Form Recognizer Studio front page.

  4. After you've tried Form Recognizer Studio, use the C#, Java, JavaScript or Python client libraries or the REST API to get started incorporating Form Recognizer models into your own applications.

To learn more about each model, see concept pages.

Model type Model name
Document analysis models Read OCR
Layout analysis
General document
Prebuilt models Health insurance card
W-2 form
Identity (ID) document
Business card
Custom models Custom model overview

Extraction models
   ○ Custom template
   ○ Custom neural

Classifier model
   ○ Custom classifier

Composed model
Gated preview models

To request access to gated preview models
in Form Recognizer Studio, complete and submit the
Form Recognizer private preview request form.
General document with query fields
Vaccination card
US 1098 tax form
US 1098-E tax form
US 1098-T tax form

Manage your resource

To view resource details such as name and pricing tier, select the Settings icon in the top-right corner of the Form Recognizer Studio home page and select the Resource tab. If you have access to other resources, you can switch resources as well.

Screenshot of the studio settings page resource tab.

With Form Recognizer, you can quickly automate your data processing in applications and workflows, easily enhance data-driven strategies, and skillfully enrich document search capabilities.

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