Who Is Your Favourite Player? Specific Player Tracking in Soccer Broadcast

Tatsuya Nakamura, Katsuto Nakajima

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a method to identify and track only a specific player out of a number of players wearing the same jersey in the video sequence of a soccer broadcast to make a summary video focusing on the plays of the specific player. In a soccer broadcast, it is not easy to track a specific player because many players on both teams come and go and move across the field. Therefore, we devised a method to overcome this difficulty by combining multiple machine-learning techniques, such as deep neural networks. Our evaluation was conducted for nine players in three different positions and wearing three different color jerseys, and it is shown that although there is room for improvement on the recall, our proposed method can successfully track specific players with a precision of over 90%.

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Nakamura T. and Nakajima K. (2020). Who Is Your Favourite Player? Specific Player Tracking in Soccer Broadcast.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 733-740. DOI: 10.5220/0008910807330740


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp20,
author={Tatsuya Nakamura and Katsuto Nakajima},
title={Who Is Your Favourite Player? Specific Player Tracking in Soccer Broadcast},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={733-740},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008910807330740},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,
TI - Who Is Your Favourite Player? Specific Player Tracking in Soccer Broadcast
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Nakamura T.
AU - Nakajima K.
PY - 2020
SP - 733
EP - 740
DO - 10.5220/0008910807330740