Sports Information Retrieval for Video Annotation

Sports Information Retrieval for Video Annotation

Hua-Tsung Chen (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan), Wen-Jiin Tsai (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan) and Suh-Yin Lee (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/jdls.2010102704
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Abstract

The rapid evolution of digital equipments has led to the explosive proliferation of multimedia data in education, entertainment, sport and various applications. The development of automatic or semi-automatic systems and tools for digital content analysis and understanding becomes compelling. As important multimedia content, sports video has been attracting increasing attention due to commercial benefits, entertaining functionalities and audience requirements. Much research on shot classification, highlight extraction and event detection in sports video has been done to provide interactive video viewing systems for quick browsing, indexing and summarization. More keenly than ever, the audience desires professional insights into the games. The coach and players demand automatic tactics analysis and performance evaluation with the aid of multimedia information retrieval technologies. Therefore, sports video analysis is certainly a research issue worth investigation. In this article, we review current research and give an insight into sports video analysis.
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The contents of sports video are well-structured since the broadcasters present the game process in similar ways due to the game rules. Therefore, many domain-specific features and knowledge can be employed and incorporated into sports video analysis. The possible applications have been found in many kinds of sports, e.g., baseball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, etc. The major research issues are described as follows.

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