Author(s): Abdullah Khan, Beatrice Lazzerini, Gaetano Calabrese, Luciano Serafini
Abstract: The research community is interested in developing automatic system for the detection of events in video. This is particularly important in the field of sports data analytics. This paper presents an approach for identifying major complex events in soccer videos, starting form object detection and spatial relations betweem objects. The proposed framework, firstly, detects objects from each single video frame providing a set of candidate objects with associated confidence scores. The event detection system, then detects events by means of rules which are based on temporal and logical combinations of the detected objects and their relative distances. The effectiveness of the framework is preliminarily demonstrated over different events like “Ball possession” and “Kicking the ball”
Keywords: Event detection in video.; Simple events.; Complex events.