Disney researchers have discovered a way to search sports footage using hand-draw play diagrams. Quite literally … the user draws the play on a “chalkboard” and the technology finds it.
The technology was created in conjunction with STATS and is called Chalkboarding and allows the user to issue queries by drawing a play of interest, very similar to how a coach draws up plays.
“The method is far more effective than keyword searching,” according to Patrick Lucey, director of data science at STATS, who started working on Chalkboarding while a scientist at Disney Research.
— from Newsbytes from TVTechnology