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Segmentation of characters on car license plates

X He, L Zheng, Q Wu, W Jia, B Samali, M Palaniswami

Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE 10th Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2008 | Published : 2008

Abstract

License plate recognition usually contains three steps, namely license plate detection/localization, character segmentation and character recognition. When reading characters on a license plate one by one after license plate detection step, it is crucial to accurately segment the characters. The segmentation step may be affected by many factors such as license plate boundaries (frames). The recognition accuracy will be significantly reduced if the characters are not properly segmented. This paper presents an efficient algorithm for character segmentation on a license plate. The algorithm follows the step that detects the license plates using an AdaBoost algorithm. It is based on an efficient..

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