Amazon Rekognition

This plugin provides recipes to call the Amazon Rekognition APIs for Computer Vision

Plugin information

Version 1.0.0
Author Dataiku (Alex COMBESSIE and Joachim ZENTICI)
Released 2020-09
Last updated 2020-09
License Apache Software License
Source code Github
Reporting issues Github

How to set up

If you are a Dataiku and AWS admin user, follow these configuration steps right after you install the plugin. If you are not an admin, you can forward this to your admin and scroll down to the How to use section.

Note that the Amazon Rekognition API  is a paid service. You can consult the API pricing page to evaluate the future cost.

1. Create an IAM user with the Amazon Rekognition policy – in AWS

Let’s assume that your AWS account has already been created and that you have full admin access. If not, please follow this guide.

Start by creating a dedicated IAM user to centralize access to the Rekognition API, or select an existing one. Next, you will need to attach a policy to this user following this documentation. We recommend using the “AmazonRekognitionFullAccess” managed policy, as shown below:

IAM policy for Amazon Rekognition
IAM policy for Amazon Rekognition

Alternatively, you can create a custom IAM policy to allow  “rekognition:*” actions.  After completing this step, you will be able to retrieve the user Access key ID and Secret access key.

Completed IAM User Creation
Completed IAM User Creation

2. Create an API configuration preset – in Dataiku DSS

In Dataiku DSS, navigate to the Plugin page > Settings > API configuration and create your first preset.

API Configuration Preset Creation
API Configuration Preset Creation

3. Configure the preset – in Dataiku DSS

Completed API Configuration Preset
Completed API Configuration Preset
  • Fill the AUTHENTIFICATION settings
    • Copy-paste your Access key ID and Secret access key from Step 1 in the corresponding fields.
    • The AWS region parameter needs to be specified within this list.
    • Alternatively, you may leave the fields empty so that the credentials are ascertained from the server environment. If you choose this option, please follow this documentation on the server hosting DSS.
  • (Optional) Review the API QUOTA settings
    • The default API Quota settings ensure that one recipe calling the API will be throttled at 50 requests (Rate limit parameter) per second (Period parameter). In other words, after sending 50 requests, it will wait for 1 second, then send another 50, etc.
    • This default quota is defined by Amazon. You can request a quota increase, as documented on this page.
    • If your quota is at its maximum and if you envision that multiple recipes will run concurrently to call the API, you may need to decrease the Rate limit parameter. For instance, if you want to allow 5 concurrent DSS activities, you can set this parameter at 50/5 = 10 requests per second.
  • (Optional) Review the PARALLELIZATION settings
    • The default Concurrency parameter means that 4 threads will call the API in parallel. This parallelization operates within the API Quota settings defined above.
    • We do not recommend to change this default parameter unless your server has a much higher number of CPU cores.
  • Set the Permissions of your preset.
    • You can declare yourself as Owner of this preset and make it available to everybody, or to a specific group of users.
    • Any user belonging to one of these groups on your Dataiku DSS instance will be able to see and use this preset.

Voilà! Your preset is ready to be used.

Later, you (or another Dataiku admin) will be able to add more presets. This can be useful to segment plugin usage by user group. For instance, you can create a “Default” preset for everyone and a “High performance” one for your Marketing team, with separate billing by team.

 

How to use

Let’s assume that you have a Dataiku DSS project with a folder containing JPG and PNG images. As an example, we will use a sample of the COCO dataset. You can follow the same steps with your own images.

First, create an Amazon Rekognition recipe from the + RECIPE button or from the right panel if your folder is selected.

Plugin Recipe Creation
Plugin Recipe Creation

Object Detection & Labeling

Input

  • Folder with JPG/PNG images

Output

  • Dataset with object labels for each image
Object Detection & Labeling Output Dataset
Object Detection & Labeling Output Dataset
  • (Optional) Folder with object bounding boxes drawn on each image
This is definitely a Bear
This is definitely a Bear

Note that including this folder will increase the recipe runtime, as each image needs to be re-downloaded to draw the bounding boxes after the API calls.

Settings

Object Detection & Labeling Recipe Settings
Object Detection & Labeling Recipe Settings
  • Review CONFIGURATION parameters
    • The API configuration preset parameter is automatically filled by the default one made available by your Dataiku admin. You may select another one if multiple presets have been created.
    • The Number of labels parameter limits the number of object labels returned by the API for each image.
  • (Optional) Review ADVANCED parameters
    • You can activate the Expert mode to access advanced parameters.
      • The Minimum score parameter allows you to filter out results with a low confidence score from the model. Default is 0.55 which is the AWS default value.
      • The Orientation correction parameter let you detect and correct the orientation in case some of your images are wrongfully rotated. Note that it incurs an additional cost of one API call per image.
      • The Error handling parameter determines how the recipe will behave if the API returns an error:
        • In “Log” error handling, this error will be logged to the output but it will not cause the recipe to fail.
        • We do not recommend to change this parameter to “Fail” mode unless this is the desired behaviour.

Text detection

Input

  • Folder with JPG/PNG images

Output

  • Dataset with detected text for each image
Text Detection Output Dataset
Text Detection Output Dataset
  • (Optional) Folder with text bounding boxes drawn on each image
Magical Mystery Bus
Magical Mystery Bus

Note that including this folder will increase the recipe runtime, as each image needs to be re-downloaded to draw the bounding boxes after the API calls.

Settings

Text Detection Recipe Settings
Text Detection Recipe Settings

The parameters are almost exactly the same as the Object Detection & Labeling recipe (see above).

The only change is that there is no Number of labels parameter. This API will detect up to 50 words in Latin script (see documentation here). Hence, it is not applicable to images with a lot of text or non-Latin characters.

Unsafe Content Moderation

Input

  • Folder with JPG/PNG images

Output

  • Dataset with moderation labels for each image
Unsafe Content Moderation Output Dataset
Unsafe Content Moderation Output Dataset

Settings

Unsafe Content Moderation Recipe Settings
Unsafe Content Moderation Recipe Settings

The parameters are almost exactly the same as the Object Detection & Labeling recipe (see above).

The only change is the addition of Content category parameters:

  • The Content category level parameter lets you choose which level of the Amazon Rekognition hierarchical taxonomy you want to use.
  • If you choose “Top-level (simple)”, the Top-level categories parameter lets you select which type of unsafe content you need to detect among 4 categories.
  • If you choose “Second-level (detailed)”, the Second-level categories parameter lets you select which type of unsafe content you need to detect among 18 detailed categories.

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