Jump to : Download | Abstract | Contact | BibTex reference | EndNote reference |


Lexing Xie, Peng Xu, Shih-Fu Chang, Ajay Divakaran, Huifang Sun. Structure Analysis of Soccer Video with Domain Knowledge and Hidden Markov Models. Pattern Recognition Letters, 25(7):767-775, May 2004.

Download [help]

Download paper: Adobe portable document (pdf)

Copyright notice:This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. These works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.


In this paper, we present statistical techniques for parsing the structure of produced soccer programs. The problem is important for applications such as personalized video streaming and browsing systems, in which video are segmented into different states and important states are selected based on user preferences. While prior work focuses on the detection of special events such as goals or corner kicks, this paper is concerned with generic structural elements of the game. We define two mutually exclusive states of the game, play and break based on the rules of soccer. Automatic detection of such generic states represents an original, challenging issue due to high appearance diversities and temporal dynamics of such states in different videos. We select a salient feature set from the compressed domain, dominant color ratio and motion intensity, based on the special syntax and content characteristics of soccer videos. We then model the stochastic structures of each state of the game with a set of hidden Markov models. Finally, higher-level transitions are taken into account and dynamic programming techniques are used to obtain the maximum likelihood segmentation of the video sequence. The system achieves a promising classification accuracy of 83.5%, with light-weight computation on feature extraction and model inference, as well as a satisfactory accuracy in boundary timing


Lexing Xie
Shih-Fu Chang

BibTex Reference

   Author = {Xie, Lexing and Xu, Peng and Chang, Shih-Fu and Divakaran, Ajay and Sun, Huifang},
   Title = {Structure Analysis of Soccer Video with Domain Knowledge and Hidden Markov Models},
   Journal = {Pattern Recognition Letters},
   Volume = {25},
   Number = {7},
   Pages = {767--775},
   Month = {May},
   Year = {2004}

EndNote Reference [help]

Get EndNote Reference (.ref)


For problems or questions regarding this web site contact The Web Master.

This document was translated automatically from BibTEX by bib2html (Copyright 2003 © Eric Marchand, INRIA, Vista Project).