Typing the text from the MRZ of identification cards can be tedious. With the MRZ extractor this becomes much simpler. With the help of Google Vision this activity can extract the text within the MRZ zone of identification cards. Besides the extraction this activity can also parse the MRZ text using a self build parser. This parser extracts the information which is encoded in the MRZ text and labels each portion of it.
As inputs you need to provide an image of the ID from which you would like to extract the MRZ text and a .json file containing your credentials for use of the Google Vision API. Afterwards the text extracted from the image can be found in the TextResult block. The ParseMRZ option can be set to either True or False (default: False). When set to true the ParserResult block will yield the parsed MRZ code.