License-plate Detection by YOLO
This repository contains a method to detect Iranian vehicle license plates as a representation of vehicle presence in an image. We have utilized You Only Look Once version 3 (YOLO v.3) to detect the license plates inside an input image. The method has the advantages of high accuracy and real-time performance, according to YOLO v.3 architecture. The presented system receives a series of vehicle images and produces the processed image with added bounding-boxes containing the vehicles' license plates. The flow of how we have trained and tested the application is published in a paper accessible from the citation section.
- Python v.3
- You Only Look Once (YOLO) v.3
- A vehicle image dataset containing 3000+ samples (it will be available for academic usage soon)
How to employ?
You can download the weight file from this link.
Test on a single image:
python object_detection_yolo.py --image=bird.jpg
Test on a single video file:
python object_detection_yolo.py --video=cars.mp4
Test on the webcam:
Please cite us as below formation:
- S. Khazaee, A. Tourani, S. Soroori, A. Shahbahrami, and C. Y. Suen, “A Real-time License-Plate Detection Method using a Deep Learning Approach,” 2nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Zhongshan, 2020. (link)