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Start using Extract Beta

Requirements

You need an expert.ai developer account and a subscription to the Extract Beta plan to use Extract Beta. Write to [email protected] and describe your use case: if you are eligible, you can participate in the Beta program for free and you'll receive all the information to setup your expert.ai developer account in order to use Extract.

Python client

expertai-extract is a Python package corresponding to the extract-pyton GitHub project.
Follow the instructions on the GitHub project home page to install the package and start using Extract Beta.
For the interpretation of the output you can always refer to the dedicated article in the reference section.

Experiment with Postman

If you want to experiment with API endpoints (request and response format), you can use Postman and download the sample collection.

Steps:

  1. Run Postman.
  2. Import the sample collection.
  3. Set collection variables:

    1. Double-click the collection name on the left panel.
    2. Select the Variables tab.
    3. Set the current value for username and password to you expert.ai developer account credentials.
    4. Select Save on the toolbar.
  4. Open the token request and select Send. This will automatically provide necessary authorizations.

  5. Open one of the layout-document-async sample... requests and select Send. This will start the layout recognition task for a sample document.
  6. Open the status request and select Send until you get the results (the value of the current key must reach 100). Interpret the results with the help of the dedicated article.

You can repeat from step 5 with another layout-document-async sample... request to experiment with other sample documents.

If you want to experiment with your own documents:

  1. Duplicate one of the layout-document-async sample ... requests.
  2. Open the duplicate request and select Body.
  3. Change the value of the name key to the name of your PDF file.
  4. Change the value of the data key to the Base64 representation of your PDF file (you can easily find free utilities on the Web to create the Base64 representation of a file).
  5. Save the request.
  6. Select Send.
  7. Open the status request and select Send until you get the results (the value of the current key must reach 100). Interpret the results with the help of the dedicated article.

Create a custom client

The Extract Beta API can be consumed with a variety of programming languages and ready-made utilities. To create client code tailored to your need with the language you prefer, read the next article.