The main focus of this research project is to experiment deeply with and find alternative solutions to the image segmentation and character recognition problems within the License Plate Recognition framework. Three main stages are identified in such applications.
First, it is necessary to locate and extract the license plate region from a larger scene image.
Second, having a license plate region to work with, the alphanumeric characters in the plate need to be extracted from the background.
Third, deliver them to an OCR system for recognition. In order to identify a vehicle by reading its license plate successfully, it is obviously necessary to locate the plate in the scene image provided by some acquisition system (e.g. video or still camera).