Identification of Football Players Based on Generic Fourier Descriptor Applied for the Recognition of Numbers

Dariusz Frejlichowski

Abstract


There are various possible approaches to the task of automatic identification of football players on video sequences. In the paper the numbers on jerseys are analysed and investigated. Firstly, the algorithm for the localisation of sport shirts and consecutively numbers is described. Secondly, the method for the recognition of the extracted numbers is proposed and experimentally investigated. The approach analysed in the paper applies the Generic Fourier Descriptor for the representation of extracted binary shapes of numbers.

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