Computer Vision API (v3.1-preview.1)

The Computer Vision API provides state-of-the-art algorithms to process images and return information. For example, it can be used to determine if an image contains mature content, or it can be used to find all the faces in an image. It also has other features like estimating dominant and accent colors, categorizing the content of images, and describing an image with complete English sentences. Additionally, it can also intelligently generate images thumbnails for displaying large images effectively.

This API is currently available in:

  • Australia East - australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • Brazil South - brazilsouth.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • Canada Central - canadacentral.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • Central India - centralindia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • Central US - centralus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • East Asia - eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • East US - eastus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • East US 2 - eastus2.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • France Central - francecentral.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • Japan East - japaneast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • Japan West - japanwest.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • Korea Central - koreacentral.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • North Central US - northcentralus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • North Europe - northeurope.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • South Africa North - southafricanorth.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • South Central US - southcentralus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • Southeast Asia - southeastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • UK South - uksouth.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • West Central US - westcentralus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • West Europe - westeurope.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • West US - westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com
  • West US 2 - westus2.api.cognitive.microsoft.com

Get Read Result

Use this operation to retrieve the status and OCR result of a Read operation. The input is the 'operationId' from the 'Operation-Location' response header returned by the Read operation. In the following example from a Read operation result, the Operation Id is 49a36324-fc4b-4387-aa06-090cfbf0064f, to be used as the ‘operationId’ parameter to the Get Read Results operation.

Select the testing console in the region where you created your resource:

China North China East 2

Request URL

Request parameters

string

Id of the Read operation, contained in the Read operation's 'Operation-Location' response header.

Request headers

string
Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Cognitive Services accounts.

Request body

Response 200

JSON fields in the response body:

Fields Type Description
status String Read operation status. Possible values:
  • notStarted: The operation has not started.
  • running: The operation is being processed.
  • failed: The operation has failed.
  • succeeded: The operation has succeeded.
If the status is succeeded, the response JSON will further include 'analyzeResult' containing the recognized text, organized as a hierarchy of pages of lines of words.
createdDateTime String The UTC date time the operation was submitted.
lastUpdatedDateTime String The UTC date time the operation status was last updated.
analyzeResult [Object] Text recognition result of the Read operation.
readResults [Object] A list of extracted text result for each page in the input document.
lines [Object] List of text lines. The maximum number of lines returned is 300 per page. The lines are sorted top to bottom, left to right, although in certain cases proximity is treated with higher priority. As the sorting order depends on the detected text, it may change across images and OCR version updates. Thus, business logic should be built upon the actual line location instead of order.
words [Object] List of words in the text line.
boundingBox [Number] Quadrangle bounding box of a line or word, depending on the parent object, specified as a list of 8 numbers. The coordinates are specified relative to the top-left of the original image. The eight numbers represent the four points, clockwise from the top-left corner relative to the text orientation. For image, the (x, y) coordinates are measured in pixels. For PDF, the (x, y) coordinates are measured in inches.
text String The text content of a line or word.
confidence Number Confidence value between 0 and 1 inclusive.
width Number The width of the image/PDF in pixels/inches, respectively.
height Number The height of the image/PDF in pixels/inches, respectively.
angle Number The general orientation of the text in clockwise direction, measured in degrees between (-180, 180].
page Integer The 1-based page number in the input document.
unit String The unit used by the width, height and boundingBox properties. For images, the unit is "pixel". For PDF, the unit is "inch".
language String The input language of the overall document.
version String The version of schema used for this result.

{
  "status": "succeeded",
  "createdDateTime": "2019-10-03T14:32:04.236Z",
  "lastUpdatedDateTime": "2019-10-03T14:38:14.852Z",
  "analyzeResult": {
    "version": "v3.0",
    "readResults": [
      {
        "page": 1,
        "language": "en",
        "angle": 49.59,
        "width": 600,
        "height": 400,
        "unit": "pixel",
        "lines": [
          {
            "boundingBox": [
              202,
              618,
              2047,
              643,
              2046,
              840,
              200,
              813
            ],
            "text": "Our greatest glory is not",
            "words": [
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  204,
                  627,
                  481,
                  628,
                  481,
                  830,
                  204,
                  829
                ],
                "text": "Our",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  519,
                  628,
                  1057,
                  630,
                  1057,
                  832,
                  518,
                  830
                ],
                "text": "greatest",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  1114,
                  630,
                  1549,
                  631,
                  1548,
                  833,
                  1114,
                  832
                ],
                "text": "glory",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  1586,
                  631,
                  1785,
                  632,
                  1784,
                  834,
                  1586,
                  833
                ],
                "text": "is",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  1822,
                  632,
                  2115,
                  633,
                  2115,
                  835,
                  1822,
                  834
                ],
                "text": "not",
                "confidence": 0.164
              }
            ]
          },
          {
            "boundingBox": [
              420,
              1273,
              2954,
              1250,
              2958,
              1488,
              422,
              1511
            ],
            "text": "but in rising every time we fall",
            "words": [
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  423,
                  1269,
                  634,
                  1268,
                  635,
                  1507,
                  424,
                  1508
                ],
                "text": "but",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  667,
                  1268,
                  808,
                  1268,
                  809,
                  1506,
                  668,
                  1507
                ],
                "text": "in",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  874,
                  1267,
                  1289,
                  1265,
                  1290,
                  1504,
                  875,
                  1506
                ],
                "text": "rising",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  1331,
                  1265,
                  1771,
                  1263,
                  1772,
                  1502,
                  1332,
                  1504
                ],
                "text": "every",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  1812,
                  1263,
                  2178,
                  1261,
                  2179,
                  1500,
                  1813,
                  1502
                ],
                "text": "time",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  2219,
                  1261,
                  2510,
                  1260,
                  2511,
                  1498,
                  2220,
                  1500
                ],
                "text": "we",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  2551,
                  1260,
                  3016,
                  1258,
                  3017,
                  1496,
                  2552,
                  1498
                ],
                "text": "fall",
                "confidence": 0.164
              }
            ]
          },
          {
            "language": "es",
            "boundingBox": [
              1612,
              903,
              2744,
              935,
              2738,
              1139,
              1607,
              1107
            ],
            "text": "Viva la vida",
            "words": [
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  323,
                  454,
                  416,
                  449,
                  418,
                  494,
                  325,
                  501
                ],
                "text": "Viva",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  92,
                  550,
                  429,
                  541,
                  430,
                  591,
                  94,
                  600
                ],
                "text": "la",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  58,
                  466,
                  268,
                  458,
                  270,
                  505,
                  161,
                  512
                ],
                "text": "vida",
                "confidence": 0.164
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        "page": 2,
        "language": "en",
        "angle": 1.32,
        "width": 600,
        "height": 400,
        "unit": "pixel",
        "lines": [
          {
            "boundingBox": [
              1612,
              903,
              2744,
              935,
              2738,
              1139,
              1607,
              1107
            ],
            "text": "in never failing ,",
            "words": [
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  1611,
                  934,
                  1707,
                  933,
                  1708,
                  1147,
                  1613,
                  1147
                ],
                "text": "in",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  1753,
                  933,
                  2132,
                  930,
                  2133,
                  1144,
                  1754,
                  1146
                ],
                "text": "never",
                "confidence": 0.999
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  2162,
                  930,
                  2673,
                  927,
                  2674,
                  1140,
                  2164,
                  1144
                ],
                "text": "failing",
                "confidence": 0.164
              },
              {
                "boundingBox": [
                  2703,
                  926,
                  2788,
                  926,
                  2790,
                  1139,
                  2705,
                  1140
                ],
                "text": ",",
                "confidence": 0.164
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    ]
  }
}

Response 404

Not found. The operation ID is invalid or has expired.

{
    "error": {
        "code": "BadArgument", 
        "message": "Operation ID is invalid or expired."
    }
}

Response 500

Internal service error.

{
    "error": {
        "code": "Unspecified", 
        "message": "Internal server error."
    }
}

Response 503

Service unavailable. A transient fault has occurred. Please try again later.

{
    "error": {
        "code": "StorageException", 
        "message": "Transient faults occurred when dealing with Microsoft Azure storage services, please try it later."
    }
}

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://chinaeast2.api.cognitive.azure.cn/vision/v3.1-preview.1/read/analyzeResults/{operationId}"
-H "Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"

--data-ascii "{body}" 
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        
        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");

            var uri = "https://chinaeast2.api.cognitive.azure.cn/vision/v3.1-preview.1/read/analyzeResults/{operationId}?" + queryString;

            var response = await client.GetAsync(uri);
        }
    }
}	
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://chinaeast2.api.cognitive.azure.cn/vision/v3.1-preview.1/read/analyzeResults/{operationId}");


            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(uri);
            request.setHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");


            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity));
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://chinaeast2.api.cognitive.azure.cn/vision/v3.1-preview.1/read/analyzeResults/{operationId}?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
            },
            type: "GET",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];
    
    NSString* path = @"https://chinaeast2.api.cognitive.azure.cn/vision/v3.1-preview.1/read/analyzeResults/{operationId}";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                      ];
    
    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
    
    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);
        
        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }
        
        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }
        
        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }
    
    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://chinaeast2.api.cognitive.azure.cn/vision/v3.1-preview.1/read/analyzeResults/{operationId}');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_GET);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('chinaeast2.api.cognitive.azure.cn')
    conn.request("GET", "/vision/v3.1-preview.1/read/analyzeResults/{operationId}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('chinaeast2.api.cognitive.azure.cn')
    conn.request("GET", "/vision/v3.1-preview.1/read/analyzeResults/{operationId}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://chinaeast2.api.cognitive.azure.cn/vision/v3.1-preview.1/read/analyzeResults/{operationId}')
uri.query = URI.encode_www_form({
})

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.request_uri)
# Request headers
request['Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body