A Novel Container ISO-Code Recognition Method Using Texture Clustering with a Spatial Structure Window

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In this paper, the authors present a novel container ISO-code recognition method which uses vertical edge information, a spatial structure window, and texture clustering. The vertical edge information is extracted using a top-hat transform. The candidate region and type of ISO-Code is obtained using a Spatial Structure Window (SSW) which wraps around the vertical edges. The ISO-Code is extracted using texture clustering by the K-Means algorithm which is then recognized by a Back-Propagation Neural Network (BP). Experiments confirmed the robustness of the recognition algorithm on real images and videos.