Extracta.ai Document Question Answering solution is available on Eden AI

Eden AI
6 min readFeb 16, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Extracta.ai’s Document Question Answering API has been integrated into Eden AI API.

What is Extracta.ai?

Extracta.ai is a state-of-the-art technology platform that specializes in extracting structured data from a wide range of documents. With the ability to process both structured and unstructured documents, including PDFs, Word documents, text files, and scanned images, Extracta.ai stands out for its precision and ease of use.

The platform is designed to automate workflows, replace manual data processing, and enhance efficiency across various industries, all while being fully GDPR compliant.

Extracta.ai’s API-first solution is particularly tailored for developers, offering extensive documentation and support. It allows users to define their own templates for data extraction, ensuring that they can extract exactly what they need from their files without the need for costly pretraining or extensive implementation efforts.

Why do we offer Extracta.ai API in addition to other Document Q&A APIs?

Eden AI offers Extracta.ai Document Q&A API on its platform amongst several other OCR Technologies. We want our users to have access to multiple AI engines and manage them in one place so they can reach high performance, optimize cost and cover all their needs.

There are many reasons for using multiple AI APIs : ‍‍

Fallback provider is the ABCs.

You need to set up an AI API that is requested if and only if the main AI API does not perform well (or is down). You can use the confidence score returned or other methods to check provider accuracy.‍

Performance optimization.

After the testing phase, you will be able to build a mapping of AI vendors’ performance that depends on the criteria that you chose. Each data that you need to process will be then sent to the best API.‍

Cost — Performance ratio optimization.

This method allows you to choose the cheapest provider that performs well for your data. Let’s imagine that you choose Google Cloud API for customer “A” because they all perform well and this is the cheapest. You will then choose Microsoft Azure for customer “B”, a more expensive API but Google performances are not satisfying for customer “B”. (this is a random example)‍

Combine multiple AI APIs.

This approach is required if you look for extremely high accuracy. The combination leads to higher costs but allows your AI service to be safe and accurate because AI APIs will validate and invalidate each other for each piece of data.

T‍ry these APIs on Eden AI

Interview with Extracta.ai’s CEO & Founder

We had the chance to talk to Alex Bărdăhan, Extracta.ai’s Chief Technical Officer & Founder, who agreed to answer some of our questions:‍

What is Extracta.ai?

Extracta.ai is a start-up founded in 2023 with a simple observation: too many companies, especially the smaller ones, were bogged down by the sheer volume of paperwork and data they needed to sift through daily. It wasn’t just about the time wasted; it was about the opportunities missed due to outdated processes.

We saw a chance to level the playing field with a technology that’s not just for the big players but for everyone. That’s how Extracta.ai was born, with a vision to make high-tech data extraction accessible, removing the need for costly pretraining or great implementation efforts.

What solution do you provide?

At the core of Extracta.ai is an API-first solution designed to tackle the challenges of data extraction head-on. This isn’t just about pulling text from a page; it’s about understanding the context, structure, and specifics that each document carries.

Whether it’s invoices, resumes, receipts or contracts, our users can define their own template and extract exactly what they need from their files. We do not simply provide a service, but we help our customers work smarter, not harder. Additionally, our web platform offers a simple way to test and keep track of usage and extractions.

Who are your customers?

Our customers are as varied as the documents they need to process, spanning industries from finance to healthcare or logistics. However, a significant focus for us has been on the developers, the often unseen heroes of business efficiency. We’ve tailored our service to support their work, providing extensive API documentation and round-the-clock support for implementation.

This isn’t just about offering a tool; it’s about building a community and fostering an environment where developers can thrive, innovate, and drive their companies forward. By focusing on their needs, we’re helping them to streamline operations across industries, making data extraction a seamless part of business processes.

What motivated you to integrate with Eden AI?

Our decision to integrate Eden AI into our offerings was more than a strategic move; it was a reflection of our shared values and vision for the future of development work. Eden AI stood out as a partner that not only provided complementary technological capabilities but also shared our commitment to improving the developer experience.

This integration is a step forward in enhancing our service, ensuring that our users have access to the best possible tools. It’s about creating a stronger, more capable ecosystem that can adapt to the evolving needs of developers and, by extension, the businesses they support.

How will your product evolve?

Our journey is far from over. We’re constantly tinkering, improving, and dreaming big. The future of AI in our industry is truly exciting because the potential to revolutionize how we interact with data is bigger than ever. We’re not just following trends; we’re aiming to set them, ensuring Extracta.ai remains at the forefront of the data extraction revolution.

It’s about creating a tool that grows with our users, adapting to their needs and the changing landscape of technology.

How to use Extracta.ai on Eden AI?

To use Extracta.ai on Eden AI, you just need to access to the documentation and call the API:

Eden AI is a must-have

Eden AI is the future of AI usage in companies. Our platform not only allows you to call multiple AI APIs but also gives you :

  • Centralized and fully monitored billing for all AI APIs
  • A unified API for all providers: simple and standard to use, quick switch between providers, access to the specific features of each provider
  • Standardized response format: the JSON output format is the same for all suppliers thanks to Eden AI’s standardization work. The response elements are also standardized thanks to Eden AI’s powerful matching algorithms.
  • Best Artificial Intelligence APIs of the market: big cloud providers (Google, AWS, Microsoft, and more specialized engines)
  • Data protection: Eden AI will not store or use any data. Possibility to filter to use only GDPR engines.

You can see Eden AI documentation here.

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