Automatic Car License Plate Recognition System using Multiclass SVM and OCR

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
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Volume-36 Number-6
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Ravindra Bhushan Madhukar, Shashank Gupta, Pradeep Tiwari
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V36P260


Ravindra Bhushan Madhukar, Shashank Gupta, Pradeep Tiwari"Automatic Car License Plate Recognition System using Multiclass SVM and OCR", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V36(6),325-327 June 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

over the years information technology has been used to develop applications that aim to simplify the human task, to execute various human tasks efficiently, faster and with quality. Many such applications have indeed revolutionized the way we execute many of our daily activities. Still there are many areas which need quality applications that can help in improvising the quality of services in those areas. One such application is the license plate detection system. License plate detection can be used for toll processing, at parking areas and for traffic monitoring purpose. The biggest challenge in making such applications is that such application need to process the input image of the license plate in quick time and be accurate. Many researchers have been carried out earlier to detect and recognize the characters of the license plate. Most of these methods have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. On considering the license plate detection system literature the methods can be classified as template based methods and the feature extraction methods. Feature extraction methods are more generic and hence I make use of this method in this paper. I choose support vector machines for feature extraction of the car licenses plates for a given dataset. The main challenge in using SVM is that it is a binary classifier. Thus, I propose the usage of a multiclass SVM for the feature extraction of the license plate. Integrated with the optical character recognition I propose and implement the system of car license plate detection and recognition system using SVM and OCR.


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Multi class SVM, OCR, License plate.