License plate character recognition via signature analysis and features extraction

Lorita Angeline, Wei Yeang Kow, Wei Leong Khong, Mei Yeen Choong, Kenneth Tze Kin Teo

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Abstract

A new algorithm for license plate character recognition is proposed on the basis of Signature analysis properties and features extraction. Signature analysis has been used to locate license plate region and its properties can be further utilised in supporting and affirming the license plate character recognition. This paper presents the implementation of Signature Analysis combined with Features Extraction to form feature vector for each character with a length of 56. The recognition stage utilised this vector to be trained in a simple multi-layer feed-forward back-propagation neural Network with 56 inputs and 34 neurons in its output layer. The network is trained with both ideal and noisy characters. The results obtained show that the proposed system is capable to recognise both ideal and non-ideal license plate characters. The system also capable to tackle the common character declassification problems due to similarity in characters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation, CIMSim 2012
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation 2012 - Kuantan, Malaysia
Duration: 25 Sep 201227 Sep 2012
Conference number: 4th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/6336543/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation
ISSN (Print)2166-8523

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation 2012
Abbreviated titleCSSim 2012
CountryMalaysia
CityKuantan
Period25/09/1227/09/12
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Keywords

  • Artificial Neural Network
  • Character Recognition
  • Euler Number
  • Features Extraction
  • Signature Analysis
  • Thinning Algorithm

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