Smart document split

Add automatic document splitting to workflows.

How it works

In cases where a single PDF file contains multiple underlying documents, smart-split allows for the automatic detection and segmentation of sub-documents. Even in cases where sub-documents have variable lengths and format.

When a source file is uploaded, it is processed and a corresponding fileId is assigned. The /results/ for the original file will then contain one or more child document fileIds which can then be queried to obtain the corresponding sub-document results.

Document splitting can be used in conjunction with other standard workflows like prediction or validation.

Sample combination of document splitting and validation.

Getting started

To automatically split files on upload, a few changes to the standard fileupload form-data parameters are required:

  • Specify the document-splitting workflow type by setting: workflowId=split

  • Specify a childWorkflowId to define what workflow to run on each generated sub-document

  • Optionally specify childWorkflowOptions to parameterise the workflow run on each generated sub-document

Split workflows are a BETA feature and subject to change. This guide is under-construction.

1. Upload

workflowId = split

workflowOptions

Sample
{
"prediction": {
"childWorkflow": "prediction",
"childWorkflowOptions": {
"prediction": {
"fieldSets": ["sypht.invoice"]
}
},
}
}

Response:

{
"fileId": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000",
"uploadedAt": "2020-08-20T03:19:07.319Z",
"status": "RECEIVED"
}

2. Collect the split results

GET https://api.sypht.com/result/final/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

{
"fileId": "815c63f6-...-f07223d057cb",
"status": "FINALISED",
"results": {
"fields": [
{
"name": "components.children",
"value": [
{"file_id": "aaaaaaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaa"},
{"file_id": "bbbbbbbb-bbbb-bbbb-bbbb-bbbbbbbbbbbb"}
]
}
]
}
}

3. Collect results for each sub-document

GET https://api.sypht.com/result/final/aaaaaaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaa

Response
{
"fileId": "aaaaaaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaa",
"status": "FINALISED",
"results": {
"timestamp": "2020-08-20T03:30:09.703Z",
"fields": [
{
"name": "invoice.total",
"value": "1485.00",
"confidence": 0.9958282699555642,
...
},
...
]
}
}

GET https://api.sypht.com/result/final/bbbbbbbb-bbbb-bbbb-bbbb-bbbbbbbbbbbb

Response
{
"fileId": "bbbbbbbb-bbbb-bbbb-bbbb-bbbbbbbbbbbb",
"status": "FINALISED",
"results": {
"timestamp": "2020-08-20T03:30:09.703Z",
"fields": [
{
"name": "invoice.total",
"value": "2485.00",
"confidence": 0.99582,
...
},
...
]
}
}