Research Topics of Image & Video Understanding Group

Automatic Soccer Video Analysis

Fraunhofer HHI develops methods to automatically analyze soccer videos. These technologies enable faster and more precise retrieval of soccer content as well as more interactive experience when watching soccer matches.

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Image Retrieval

For fast retrieval of visually similar images in large image collections, we developed an application framework. For this, an analysis module as well as a search engine are available as dynamically linked libraries, which can be integrated into one’s own applications.

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Video Structure Detection

We have developed a software module for video structure detection, which automatically segments the video into scenes, shots and sub-shots much faster than real-time. This shot detection not only analysis hard cuts. It also detects fades, dissolves and wipes.

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Face and Person Detection

For the detection of persons in images and videos, we have developed a software that allows fast and reliable searching for specific patterns such as human faces, characteristic motion or color/edge distributions.

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Semantic Metadata Generation and Concept Detection

We have developed technologies to automatically analyze visual content in images and videos, and assign to them, keywords which are representative of semantic concepts such as „beach“, “flower” or “landscape”, for efficient archiving and search in large multimedia collections.

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