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A road sign detection and recognition system for mobile devices
Author(s): Bo Xiong; Ozgur Izmirli
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Paper Abstract

We present an automatic road sign detection and recognition service system for mobile devices. The system is based on a client-server architecture which allows mobile users to take pictures of road signs and request detection and recognition service from a centralized server for processing. The preprocessing, detection and recognition take place at the server end and consequently, the result is sent back to the mobile device. For road sign detection, we use particular color features calculated from the input image. Recognition is implemented using a neural network based on normalized color histogram features. We report on the effects of various parameters on recognition accuracy. Our results demonstrate that the system can provide an efficient framework for locale-dependent road sign recognition with multilingual support.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8335, 2012 International Workshop on Image Processing and Optical Engineering, 83350B (15 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.917597
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Bo Xiong, Connecticut College (United States)
Ozgur Izmirli, Connecticut College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8335:
2012 International Workshop on Image Processing and Optical Engineering

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