Create A Box Insight Detection Scanner

This guide covers the process of creating a Hydra Scanner to detect insights from documents stored in Box. As an example, you can create a Hydra Scanner to analyze privacy policies and detect whether a company is claiming COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) compliance is inapplicable to their business.

Prerequisites: Create a custom Box Skill and map it to Hydra following this guide.

1.  Log into Hydra web app at

2. Click on  Scanners icon on the left navigation bar

3. Click on the  Create New Scanner icon (+ icon on the bottom right of the screen)

4. You should see a list of available Scanner Templates. Click on the  Search icon on the top right of the screen

Search for “box” to locate Scanner templates for Box.

5. Identify the insight detection template, click  SELECT

6. On the Scanner details page, type in Scanner Name and Description (e.g. Scanner name: Privacy policy insights scanner, Scanner description: Privacy policy insights scanner), and click on the NEXT button.

7. On the Scanner Labels screen, type in label details, and click  NEXT.

A label is a name that you use to recognize a data point that fits a specific pattern. As an example, when you are building a Scanner to detect whether a given privacy policy implies COPPA is inapplicable to the company, you can use COPPA inapplicable as the label.

8. On the Data Configuration screen, Provide the following input values, and click  NEXT

Map to skill: Name of the custom Box Skill you have created for this Scanner ( how to create a Box Skill for Hydra). If this field is left empty, the Scanner will get invoked on any Box Skill.

9. On the Actions page, click  NEXT

Actions provide the options to execute a task using the Scanner's output (i.e. predictions). Action configuration is optional. The available actions list is dynamically populated based on the Scanner Template and the connections available on your workspace.

10. On the Scanner Summary page, click on the  Close icon on the upper-right corner to exit the Scanner configuration wizard.

Your new Scanner should appear on the Scanners page in draft mode. The next step is training and activating your Scanner using a sample document set.

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