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Car license plate feature extraction and recognition based on multi-stage classifier

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4 Author(s)
Pu Han ; Dept. of Power Eng., North China Electr. Power Univ., Hebei, China ; Wei Han ; Dong-Feng Wang ; Yong-Jie Zhai

This paper is mainly about the recognition of car license plate characters. A method based on two-kind feature and two-stage classifier is presented. For car license plate character recognition, there are two kinds of features that can be extracted: configurable feature and statistical feature. Usually, the classifier whose inputs are statistical features is easy to train, but its robustness isn't good. The advantage of the classifier whose input is configurable feature is its better reliability, but this kind of classifier usually needs a complicated pretreatment process. So, the classifier, which based on two-kind feature and two-stage classifier, synthesizes the advantages of the two kinds of classifiers and avoids the flaws. The two classifiers in this paper are both trained by SVM. Also, the experiment results show that the recognition rate is higher, and that multi-stage classifier is obviously superior to single classifier.

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Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 2003 International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

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2-5 Nov. 2003