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The Snooker Extraction and 3D Builder (SE3DB) is designed to be used as a viewer aid in televised snooker broadcasting. Using a single camera positioned over a snooker table, the system creates a virtual 3D model of the table which can be used to allow audiences view the table from any angle. This would be particularly useful in allowing viewers to determine if particular shots are possible or not. This paper will describe the design, development and evaluation of this system. Particular focus in the paper will be given to the techniques used to recognise and locate the balls on the table.
Hao, G., MacNamee, B.:Using Computer Vision to Create a 3D Representation of a Snooker Table for Televised Competition Broadcasting.AICS:The 18th Irish Conference on Artifical Intelligence & Cognitive Science, 2007