Social security number OCR & data capturing

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and data extraction. Process social security numbers safely and quickly with Klippa. Powered by machine learning.

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What we can do with social security numbers

Our machine learning technology can automate many business processes requiring social security numbers via our APIs and SDKs.
Social security number scanning and recognition
Social security number extraction to text, CSV, XLSX or JSON
Data extraction on all types of documents
(Cross) validating social security number data

Social security number field extraction

An image speaks more than a thousand words. Below is an example of the three steps our OCR engine takes to automatically extract social security numbers from documents.

Uploading documents to the API

The first step is providing a picture or a PDF file of a document containing a social security number to our API. Usually this is done from a mobile app, email, FTP or web application.

Image to text using OCR

As soon as a picture or PDF has been received, each page is converted to a TXT file. In this step all the text from the document is extracted, but it is not yet structured.

Getting JSON output from the API

The Klippa Parser takes the TXT gained from the OCR in step 2 and converts it into structured JSON using machine learning. The JSON is then returned as output from the API. The social security number on the document is now extracted. 

From here the field can easily be processed into your database. Whether you are processing social security numbers for registration, identification or other purposes, Klippa is here to help. 

The image on the left is a simplified example of the JSON response.
Reduce cost
Spend less on extracting social security numbers by using Klippa.
Improve speed
Process social security numbers automatically within seconds.
Reduce errors
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality data extraction of social security numbers.
Prevent fraud
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates and fraud.
Which documents can you scan for social security numbers?
Below is a list of documents for which you can use social security number extraction. This is not an exhaustive list, but depends on what the client requires.
Social Security Cards
Insurance documents
Birth certificates
Licenses, permits & IDs
And many more documents
Identify fraudulent documents via crosschecks
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does social security number OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa social security number capturing depends on the amount of documents you want to process. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our product specialists to get an exact quote.
What kind of clients are using Klippa?
Klippa’s engine extracts as much data as possible from documents via OCR and machine learning. We support many different types of clients, because our engine is so versatile. 

It is most commonly used by clients in the banking, financial services and insurance industry.
What languages does Klippa support?
All European languages are supported. Our engine performs best on documents in English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, English Spanish, German, Hebrew and French. Other languages can be supported on request, we’d just need to train our machine learning models.
Is Klippa social security number capturing GDPR-compliant?
All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR-compliant. By default, we use ISO-certified servers within the European Union for processing. If you are not located within the EU, we can also set up servers in a region of choice. 

Next to that, a data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers’ data after processing.
Can Klippa convert documents to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Yes we can. Klippa takes pictures of documents, or their PDF equivalents, and converts them to readable text using OCR. From there we use machine learning to turn the text into structured data. Most of the time we use JSON for this, but depending on your preferences we can also convert documents to CSV, XLSX or XML.
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What is a social security number?

In the United States, a social security number (SSN) is a 9-digit number that the U.S. government issues to all U.S. citizens and eligible residents who apply for one.

Other countries may have different forms, names or abbreviations for their social security numbers, but they all serve the same purpose: to track individuals. Governments use these numbers, for example, to keep track of someone’s lifetime earnings or the number of years worked. 

As such, social security numbers have become a (de facto) national identification number for taxation and other purposes in many countries.

Did you know that apart from social security numbers, Klippa OCR can scan other types of data fields, such as IBANs, VAT numbers, or even BIC numbers? Contact us for more information.