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Vehicle Number Plate Detection and Recognition of Characters by Image Processing

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2018
Siddharth Sircar, Shivam Alok, Pratima Sarkar

Siddharth Sircar, Shivam Alok and Pratima Sarkar. Vehicle Number Plate Detection and Recognition of Characters by Image Processing. International Journal of Computer Applications 179(37):7-11, April 2018. BibTeX

	author = {Siddharth Sircar and Shivam Alok and Pratima Sarkar},
	title = {Vehicle Number Plate Detection and Recognition of Characters by Image Processing},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {April 2018},
	volume = {179},
	number = {37},
	month = {Apr},
	year = {2018},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {7-11},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2018916846},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


This paper presents the development of a vehicle number plate detection system that is capable of detecting a number plate and extracting the characters from the number plate. The approach is to build a predictive system to predict the position of number plate in an image, and hence, extract the characters from the number plate. The aim here is to predict the position of number plate efficiently in an image and extract characters form the number plate in minimum time.


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Image processing, number plate detection, extraction of characters