Automatic Traffic Sign Detection and Recognition Using Colour Segmentation and Shape Identification
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The paper describes a colour-based segmentation method of European traffic signs for detection in an image and a feature-based recognition method for categorizing them into given classes. At first, we have performed analysis of several well-known colour spaces as the RGB, HSV and YCbCr often used for segmentation purposes. The HSV colour space has been chosen as the most convenient for segmentation step and colour-based models of traffic signs representatives were created. Next, the fast radial symmetry (FRS) detection method and the Harris corner detector were used to recognize circles, triangles and squares as main geometrical shapes of the traffic signs. For these purposes a new gallery of real-life images containing traffic signs has been created and analysed. Overall efficiency of our recognition method is approx. 93 % on our gallery and is usable for real-time implementations.
KeywordsTraffic sign, colour segmentation, shape recognition.
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceMATEC Web of Conferences. 2016, vol. 68, issue 1, p. 1-6.