Release notes

This page documents production updates to Document AI. We recommend that Document AI developers periodically check this list for any new announcements.

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January 14, 2021

v1beta3

New Procurement DocAI processor released in limited Preview

The following Procurement DocAI processor is now available in limited Preview:

  • Procurement document splitter

For more information, see the processor documentation.

January 11, 2021

v1beta3

Lending processors behavior update

The behavior of the following processors has been updated:

  • 1003 parser
  • 1040 parser
  • 1099-MISC parser
  • W2 parser
  • W9 parser

Now, if these processors are given a multi-page input file and contains a page that is the correct document type and one of the supported versions the processor performs entity extraction for that page; subsequent applicable pages will not be processed. If the prcoessor doesn't find any applicable documents in the input file it returns an error message.

October 29, 2020

v1beta3

Document AI Preview released

The following beta and preview features are available in API version v1beta3:

  • Procurement DocAI processors: Invoice parser and receipt parser.

October 16, 2020

v1beta3

Document AI Preview released

The following beta and preview features are available in API version v1beta3:

  • General processors: Document OCR (Optical Character Recognition), form parser, and document splitter.
  • Lending processors: W9, 1040, W2, 1099-MISC, and 1003 parsers, as well as lending document splitter & classifier.

uri field unavailable

  • Sending a request with the uri field is currently not supported for v1beta3. Any updates to the availability of the uri field will be announced here.

Workaround: Send requests with image information in the content field (base64 encoded information).

August 24, 2020

v1beta2

Form Parser model updates

The Form Parser model has been updated. The model update includes the following features:

  • Improved OCR quality for English detection.
  • Improved key-value pair, checkbox, and table parsing detection quality, particularly for rotated images and handwritten text.
  • Decreased latency for complex tables.

August 20, 2020

v1beta2

Invoice Parsing updates

  • Document AI now supports normalized values for certain entities returned from Invoice Parsing requests.
  • We have improved confidence scores for entities returned from Invoice Parsing requests.

July 04, 2020

v1beta2

Invoice Parsing Beta model upgrade

The Invoice Parsing Beta model has been upgraded. This model upgrade results in higher quality results for the entities and entityRelations. There is no API change.

See the product documentation for more information.

April 14, 2020

v1beta2

Document AI Beta released

The following beta features are available in API version v1beta2:

  • Document processing: You can use the API to parse forms or tables from PDF, TIFF, or GIF documents.
  • Regional support: The API now offers multi-regional support (us and eu) for all features. Using a multi-region endpoint enables you to configure the API to store and process your data in the United States or European Union.

Invoice processing Beta

  • Invoice processing is now available as a restricted feature. See Parsing invoices for more information.