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Pixel color feature enhancement for road signs detection
Author(s): Qieshi Zhang; Sei-ichiro Kamata
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Paper Abstract

Road signs play an important role in our daily life which used to guide drivers to notice variety of road conditions and cautions. They provide important visual information that can help drivers operating their vehicles in a manner for enhancing traffic safety. The occurrence of some accidents can be reduced by using automatic road signs recognition system which can alert the drivers. This research attempts to develop a warning system to alert the drivers to notice the important road signs early enough to refrain road accidents from happening. For solving this, a non-linear weighted color enhancement method by pixels is presented. Due to the advantage of proposed method, different road signs can be detected from videos effectively. With suitably coefficients and operations, the experimental results have proved that the proposed method is robust, accurate and powerful in road signs detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7546, Second International Conference on Digital Image Processing, 75461N (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855663
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Qieshi Zhang, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Sei-ichiro Kamata, Waseda Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7546:
Second International Conference on Digital Image Processing

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