Multiple players tracking and identification using group detection and player number recognition in sports video

Taiki Yamamoto, Hirokatsu Kataoka, Masaki Hayashi, Yoshimitsu Aoki, Kyoko Oshima, Masamoto Tanabiki

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    Abstract

    We are interested in the problem of automatically tracking and identifying players in sports video. While there are many automatic multi-target tracking methods, in sports video, it is difficult to track multiple players due to frequent occlusions, quick motion of players and camera, and camera position. We propose tracking method that associates tracklets of a same player using results of player number recognition. To deal with frequent occlusions, we detect human region by level set method and then estimates if it is occluded group region or unoccluded individual one. Moreover, we associate tracklets using the results of player number recognition at each frame by keypoints-based matching with templates from multiple viewpoints, so that final tracklets include occluded region.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    Pages2442-2446
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
    Event39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 2013 Nov 102013 Nov 14

    Publication series

    NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

    Other

    Other39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period13/11/1013/11/14

    Keywords

    • Affin Warp
    • SIFT
    • data association
    • level set method
    • multiple target tracking

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Yamamoto, T., Kataoka, H., Hayashi, M., Aoki, Y., Oshima, K., & Tanabiki, M. (2013). Multiple players tracking and identification using group detection and player number recognition in sports video. In Proceedings, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 2442-2446). [6699514] (IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2013.6699514