A multimodal data mining framework for soccer goal detection based on decision tree logic

Shu Ching Chen, Mei Ling Shyu, Chengcui Zhang, Min Chen

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In this paper, we propose a new multimedia data mining framework for the extraction of soccer goal events in soccer videos by utilising both multimodal analysis and decision tree logic. The extracted events can be used to index the soccer videos. We first adopt an advanced video shot detection method to produce shot boundaries and some important visual features. Then, the visual/audio features are extracted for each shot at different granularities. This rich multimodal feature set is then filtered by a pre-filtering step in order to clean the noise as well as to reduce the irrelevant data. A decision tree model is built upon the cleaned data set and is used to classify the goal shots. We also present the experimental results for the proposed framework, which indicate the performance of the framework for soccer goal extraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-323
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Applications in Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006



  • Multimedia data mining
  • Soccer event detection
  • Video indexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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