Title: AN EVALUATIONOF LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION ALGORITHMS

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 1
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Numbers: 247-253
Authors: Hadi Sharifi Kolour, Asadollah Shahbahrami
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


In the last decades vehicle license plate recognition systems are as central part in many traffic management and security systems such as automatic speed control, tracking stolen cars, automatic toll management, and access control to limited areas. There are many techniques for license plate detection. The goal of this paper is study and evaluate some most important LPD algorithms and compared them in terms of accuracy, performance, complexity, and their usefulness in different environmental condition. This evaluation gives views to the developers or end-users to choose the most appropriate technique for their applications. Our study and investigation show that the dynamic programming algorithm is the fastest and the Gabor transform is the most accuracy algorithm compared to other algorithms.