SoccerDB: A Large-Scale Database for Comprehensive Video Understanding [article]

Yudong Jiang, Kaixu Cui, Leilei Chen, Canjin Wang, Changliang Xu
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Soccer videos can serve as a perfect research object for video understanding because soccer games are played under well-defined rules while complex and intriguing enough for researchers to study. In this paper, we propose a new soccer video database named SoccerDB, comprising 171,192 video segments from 346 high-quality soccer games. The database contains 853,527 bounding boxes, 37,709 essential event labels with time boundary, and 17,115 highlight annotations for object detection, action
more » ... ition, temporal action localization, and highlight detection tasks. To our knowledge, it is the largest database for comprehensive sports video understanding on various aspects. We further survey a collection of strong baselines on SoccerDB, which have demonstrated state-of-the-art performances on independent tasks. Our evaluation suggests that we can benefit significantly when jointly considering the inner correlations among those tasks. We believe the release of SoccerDB will tremendously advance researches around comprehensive video understanding. Our dataset and code will be published after the paper gets accepted.
arXiv:1912.04465v3 fatcat:qmogym4ncffafbucf2vacu3uie