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dc.contributor.advisorKo, Seok-Bum
dc.creatorYepez, Juan 1983-
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-21T16:53:28Z
dc.date.available2019-08-21T06:05:08Z
dc.date.created2017-07
dc.date.issued2017-08-21
dc.date.submittedJuly 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/8033
dc.description.abstractAutomatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems have become an important tool to track stolen cars, access control, and monitor traffic. ALPR system consists of locating the license plate in an image, followed by character detection and recognition. Since the license plate can exist anywhere within an image, localization is the most important part of ALPR and requires greater processing time. Most ALPR systems are computationally intensive and require a high-performance computer. The proposed algorithm differs significantly from those utilized in previous ALPR technologies by offering a fast algorithm, composed of structural elements which more precisely conducts morphological operations within an image, and can be implemented in portable devices with low computation capabilities. The proposed algorithm is able to accurately detect and differentiate license plates in complex images. This method was first tested through MATLAB with an on-line public database of Greek license plates which is a popular benchmark used in previous works. The proposed algorithm was 100% accurate in all clear images, and achieved 98.45% accuracy when using the entire database which included complex backgrounds and license plates obscured by shadow and dirt. Second, the efficiency of the algorithm was tested in devices with low computational processing power, by translating the code to Python, and was 300% faster than previous work.
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dc.subjectLicense plate localization
dc.subjectMorphological Operations
dc.subjectStructural elements
dc.subjectTop hat
dc.titleIMPROVED LICENSE PLATE LOCALIZATION ALGORITHM BASED ON MORPHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2017-08-21T16:53:29Z
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewan
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberDinh, Anh
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKarki, Rajesh
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBaik, Oon-Doo
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-6766-1127
local.embargo.terms2019-08-21


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