SEGMENTATION AND RECOGNITION OF NIGERIAN LICENSE PLATE USING BOUNDING BOX AND TEMPLATE MATCHING
The Number Plate Recognition (NPR) is a system designed to help in recognition of the character written on the number plates of vehicles. Before the recognition, a number plate has to be segmented. Segmentation is a process of partitioning digital images into multiple segments. In this work
thresholding of pixels values and Bounding Box were used for the segmentation. The recognition algorithm compares each individual character against the complete alphanumeric set using template matching. The matching process moves the template image to all possible positions in a larger source image and computes a numerical index that indicates how well the template matches the image in that position. Before the Segmentation and Recognition algorithm is applied, the License must be localized correctly using localization algorithm.