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The method starts the processing task with the specified parameters.
This method allows you to process several images using the same settings and obtain recognition result as a multi-page document. You can upload several images to one task using submitImage method.
It is also possible to specify up to three file formats for the result, in which case the server response for the completed task will contain several result URLs.
For details on task cost please see billing terms.
|Parameter||Is required||Default value||Description|
|taskId||Yes||No||Specifies the identifier of the task. If the task with the specified identifier does not exist or has been deleted, an error is returned.|
|language||No||"English"||Specifies recognition language of the document. This parameter can contain several language names separated with commas, for example "English,French,German". See the list of available recognition languages.|
|profile||No||"documentConversion"||Specifies a profile with predefined processing settings. It can be one of the following:
|textType||No||"normal"||Specifies the type of the text in the document. This parameter may also contain several text types separated with commas, for example "normal,matrix". The following values can be used:
Specifies the source of the image. It can be either a scanned image, or a photograph created with a digital camera. Special preprocessing operations can be performed with the image depending on the selected source. For example, the system can automatically correct distorted text lines, poor focus and lighting on photos.
The value of this parameter can be one of the following:
|correctOrientation||No||"true"||Specifies whether the orientation of the image should be automatically detected and corrected. It can have one of the following values:
|correctSkew||No||"true"||Specifies whether the skew of the image should be automatically detected and corrected. It can have either true or false value.|
|readBarcodes||No||"true" for xml export format and "false" in other cases||Specifies whether barcodes must be detected on the image, recognized and exported to the result file. It can have either true or false value.|
|exportFormat||No||"rtf"||Specifies the export format. This parameter can contain up to three export formats, separated with commas (example: "pdfa,txt,xml"). The available formats are:
If either of XML export formats is selected, barcodes are recognized on the image and saved to output XML no matter which profile is used for recognition.
Please note that setting multiple export formats does not affect the cost of task processing.
|xml:writeRecognitionVariants||No||"false"||Specifies whether the variants of characters recognition should be written to an output file in XML format. This parameter can be used only if the exportFormat parameter contains xml value. The parameter can have one of the following values:
Specifies whether the result must be written as tagged PDF. This parameter can be used only if the exportFormat parameter contains one of the values for export to PDF. It can have one of the following values:
|description||No||""||Contains the description of the processing task. Cannot contain more than 255 characters.|
Status codes and response format
General status codes and response format of the method are described in HTTP Status Codes and Response Formats.
The following status codes can be returned when this method is called:
|200||Successful method call.|
|450||Incorrect parameters have been passed. One of the following errors occurred:
|550||An internal program error occurred while processing the image.|
|551||The number of uploaded images exceeds the allowed limit.|