Iraqi Car License Plate Recognition Using OCR

Authors: Safaa S. Omran,Jumana A. Jarallah
Computer Engineering Techniques, College of Electrical and Electronic Techniques
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24086/cuesj.si.2017.n1a2

License plate recognition (LPR) system is an important system in our life. LPR is an image processing and a character recognition system that used to recognize any car from the others. An automatic license plate recognition system for Iraqi car license plates is proposed in this paper. An optical character recognition (OCR) is used with correlation approach and templates matching for plate recognition in this system. The software used is MATLAB R2014a. The algorithm is successfully constructed with sample of images correctly identified.
Keywords: license plate recognition, optical character recognition, image processing, correlation, Otsu’s thresholding, tophat filtering.

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