Automatic Cricket Highlight Generation Using Event-Driven and Excitement-Based Features

Pushkar Shukla, Hemant Sadana, Apaar Bansal, Deepak Verma, Carlos Elmadjian, Balasubramanian Raman, Matthew Turk
2018 2018 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW)  
Producing sports highlights is a labor-intensive work that requires some degree of specialization. We propose a model capable of automatically generating sports highlights with a focus on cricket. Cricket is a sport with a complex set of rules and is played for a longer time than most other sports. In this paper we propose a model that considers both event-based and excitement-based features to recognize and clip important events in a cricket match. Replays, audio intensity, player celebration,
more » ... and playfield scenarios are examples of cues used to capture such events. To evaluate our framework, we conducted a set of experiments ranging from user studies to a comparison analysis between our highlights and the ones provided by the official broadcasters. The general approval by users and the significant overlap between both kinds of highlights indicate the usefulness of our model in real-life scenarios.
doi:10.1109/cvprw.2018.00233 dblp:conf/cvpr/ShuklaSBVERT18 fatcat:xps4thq7sbfwhi4j7i7uqy2p6q