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Official client for Siftrics' Sight API, which is a text recognition service

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This repository contains the official Sight API Python client. The Sight API is a text recognition service.


  1. Install the package.
pip install sight-api


poetry add sight-api


  1. Grab an API key from the Sight dashboard.
  2. Create a client, passing your API key into the constructor, and recognize text:
import sight_api

client = sight_api.Client('xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx')

pages = client.recognize(['invoice.pdf', 'receipt_1.png'])

pages looks like this:

        "Error": "",
        "FileIndex": 0,
        "PageNumber": 1,
        "NumberOfPagesInFile": 3,
        "RecognizedText": [ ... ]

FileIndex is the index of this file in the original request's "files" array.

RecognizedText looks like this:

"RecognizedText": [
        "Text": "Invoice",
        "Confidence": 0.22863210084975458
        "TopLeftX": 395,
        "TopLeftY": 35,
        "TopRightX": 449,
        "TopRightY": 35,
        "BottomLeftX": 395,
        "BottomLeftY": 47,
        "BottomRightX": 449,
        "BottomRightY": 47,

Streaming in Results

If you process more than one page in a single .recognize([ ... ]) call, results may come in over time, instead of all at once.

To access results (pages objects) as soon as they come in, there is a generator you can use:

for pages in self.recognizeAsGenerator(['invoice.pdf', 'receipt_1.png']):

In fact, .recognize([ ... ]) is defined in terms of that generator:

class Client:
    def recognize(self, files):
        pages = list()
        for ps in self.recognizeAsGenerator(files):
        return pages

Word-Level Bounding Boxes

client.recognize(files, words=False) has a parameter, words, which defaults to False, but if it's set to True then word-level bounding boxes are returned instead of sentence-level bounding boxes.

Official API Documentation

Here is the official documentation for the Sight API.

Apache V2 License

This code is licensed under Apache V2.0. The full text of the license can be found in the "LICENSE" file.

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