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IJCEE 2012 Vol.4(3): 355-358 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2012.V4.511

Persian Vehicle License Plate Recognition Using Multiclass Adaboost

Mohammad Mahdi Dehshibi and Rahele Allahverdi

Abstract—Despite the success of License Plate Recognition (LPR) methods in the past decades, this problem is quite a challenge due to the diversity of plate formats and multiform outdoor illumination conditions during image acquisition. This paper presents a real-time and robust method for Persian license plate location and recognition. The proposed method consists of four main steps namely (I) Plate localization (II) Normalization, (III) Character segmentation, and (IV) Optical character recognition. First, all plates of the grabbed image are located rapidly and accurately using morphological operation and AdaBoost. After that, plates are normalized, and if they are skewed, then they will be aligned. In next step, convolution of each plate and a predefined binary mask is calculated, and then characters are segmented based on the obtained information. Finally, SAMME is utilized to classify extracted Persian numbers, alphabets, and words. In comparison with other methods, this system achieves high accuracy in plate localization, segmentation, and recognition. The success rate of the proposed method is 96.93% for plate localization utilizing morphological operation and AdaBoost, 98.75% for character segmentation, and 94.5% for optical character recognition utilizing SAMME. Finally, the overall accuracy of the proposed method is examined 90.45%.

Index Terms—Vehicle license plate recognition, persian OCR,multiclass adaBoost, character segmentation.

M. M. Dehshibi is with the Faculty of Computer and IT, Islamic Azad University, Parand Branch, Tehran, Iran (e-mail:mohammad.dehshibi@piau.ac.ir).
R. Allahverdi is now with the Department of Computer, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch, Qazvin, Iran (e-mail: r.allahverdi@qiau.ac.ir).

Cite: Mohammad Mahdi Dehshibi and Rahele Allahverdi, "Persian Vehicle License Plate Recognition Using Multiclass Adaboost," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 355-358, 2012.

General Information

ISSN: 1793-8163 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
Abstracting/ Indexing: INSPEC, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Google Scholar, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Electronic Journals Library
E-mail: ijcee@iap.org

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