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This paper proposes a license plate detection algorithm using both global statistical features and local Haar-like features. Classifiers using global statistical features are constructed firstly through simple learning procedures. Using these classifiers, more than 70% of background area can be excluded from further training or detecting. Then the AdaBoost(More)
Enterprise data mining applications often involve complex data such as multiple large heterogeneous data sources, user preferences, and business impact. In such situations, a single method or one-step mining is often limited in discovering informative knowledge. It would also be very time and space consuming, if not impossible, to join relevant large data(More)
Most data mining algorithms and tools stop at the mining and delivery of patterns satisfying expected technical interestingness. There are often many patterns mined but business people either are not interested in them or do not know what follow-up actions to take to support their business decisions. This issue has seriously affected the widespread(More)
Association mining often produces large collections of association rules that are difficult to understand and put into action. In this paper, we have designed a novel notion of combined patterns to extract useful and actionable knowledge from a large amount of learned rules. We also present definitions of combined patterns, design novel metrics to measure(More)
This paper presents a region-based algorithm for accurate license plate localization, where mean shift is utilized to filter and segment color vehicle images into candidate regions. Three features are extracted in order to decide whether a candidate region represents a real license plate, namely, rectangularity, aspect ratio, and edge density. Then, the(More)
Traditional sequential pattern mining deals with positive sequential patterns only, that is, only frequent sequential patterns with the appearance of items are discovered. However, it is often interesting in many applications to find frequent sequential patterns with the non-occurrence of some items, which are referred to as negative sequential patterns.(More)
This paper proposes a refined Gaussian weighted histogram intersection for content-based image matching and applies the method for number plate categorization. Number plate images are classified into two groups based on their colour similarities with the model image of each group. The similarities of images are measured by the matching rates between their(More)
Traditional sequential pattern mining deals with positive correlation between sequential patterns only, without considering negative relationship between them. In this paper, we present a notion of impact-oriented negative sequential rules, in which the left side is a positive sequential pattern or its negation, and the right side is a predefined outcome or(More)
Many organisations have their digital information stored in a distributed systems structure scheme, be it in different locations, using vertically and horizontally distributed repositories, which brings about an high level of complexity to data mining. From a classical data mining view, where the algorithms expect a denormalised structure to be able to(More)