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SACT Seminar: Automated Classification of Passing in Football

Time: 2:00pm Tuesday, 12th May.

Location: SIT 459

Speaker: Michael Horton, University of Sydney

Title: Automated Classification of Passing in Football


A knowledgeable observer of a game of football (soccer) can
make a subjective evaluation of the quality of passes made between play-
ers during the game. In this paper we consider the problem of producing
an automated system to make the same evaluation of passes.We present a
model that constructs numerical predictor variables from spatiotemporal
match data using feature functions based on methods from computa-
tional geometry, and then learns a classication function from labelled
examples of the predictor variables. In addition, we show that the pre-
dictor variables computed using methods from computational geometry
are among the most important to the learned classiers.



5 thoughts on “SACT Seminar: Automated Classification of Passing in Football

  1. Would love to attend this — will there be slides made available?

    Posted by Michael Charleston | April 29, 2015, 9:47 am

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