Shadow Elimination in Soccer Game Video using Background Subtraction and Sobel Operators

  • Huda Dheyauldeen Najeeb Department of Public Relations, College of Media, University of Al Iraqia, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Rana Fareed Ghani Department of Computer Science, College of Science, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Object detecting, Soccer video, Shadow elimination, Sobel detection, Background subtraction detection (BGS)

Abstract

Object detection in real time is considered as a challenging problem. However, it is very important in a wide range of applications, especially in field of multimedia. The players and ball are the most important objects in soccer game videos and detecting them is a challenging task because of many difficulties, such as shadow and illumination, ball size, ball occluded by players or merged with lines, and similar appearance of players. To overcome these problems, we present a new system to detect the players and ball in real-time by using background subtraction and Sobel detection. The results were more accurate and approximately two times faster than those using only background subtraction.

Published
2020-09-29
How to Cite
Najeeb, H. D., & Ghani, R. F. (2020). Shadow Elimination in Soccer Game Video using Background Subtraction and Sobel Operators. Iraqi Journal of Science, 61(9), 2426-2433. https://doi.org/10.24996/ijs.2020.61.9.29
Section
Computer Science