Mindee Glossary

This glossary introduces common Mindee terminology. You will frequently encounter these concepts throughout this doc as Mindee is centered around them.

  • Annotation: These are the labels used to train custom APIs; in other words, it refers to labels produced and provided to our API when the training Interface is used.
  • API: An API (Application Programming Interface), is an interface that define how applications or devices can connect to and communicate with each other defined by a set of protocols and rules.
  • Documents: This includes semi-structured documents such as an invoice, receipt, ID document, W9-forms, train-ticket, etc in a PDF or image format.
  • Endpoint: An API endpoint is a specific point of entry translated in a unique URL to access a specific API or API feature. As an example https://api.mindee.net/v1/products/mindee/expense_receipts/v3/predict is the endpoint to access the receipts predict API.
  • Labels: A label key is a list containing valid JSON objects whose format depends on the type of feature you are annotating.
  • Models: Models are machine learning files that can be trained to carry out specific tasks such as extracting the total amount info from receipts etc.
  • SDK: SDK (Software Development Kit) is a set of software development tools developers can use to facilitate the creation of applications.
  • OpenAPI Definition: This is a specification that defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs.
  • Payload: A payload refers to the data that you submit to the Mindee server when you are making an API request.
  • Predictions: This refers to response or results that our APIs deliver on a given document.


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