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Event detection based on generic characteristics of field-sports

Sadlier, David A. and O'Connor, Noel E. (2005) Event detection based on generic characteristics of field-sports. In: ICME 2005 - Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 6-8 July 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this paper, we propose a generic framework for event detection in broadcast video of multiple different field-sports. Features indicating significant events are selected, and robust detectors built. These features are rooted in generic characteristics common to all genres of field-sports. The evidence gathered by the feature detectors is combined by means of a support vector machine, which infers the occurrence of an event based on a model generated during a training phase. The system is tested across multiple genres of field-sports including soccer, rugby, hockey and Gaelic football and the results suggest that high event retrieval and content rejection statistics are achievable.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:content-based retrieval; digital video broadcasting; statistical analysis; support vector machines; video retrieval; video signal processing;
Subjects:Engineering > Signal processing
Computer Science > Digital video
Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Deposited On:06 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 06 Mar 2009 15:00

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