AuthorsA. Nordskog, P. Halvorsen, S. Hicks, H. K. Stensland, H. L. Hammer, D. Johansen and M. Riegler
TitleSemantic Analysis of Soccer News for Automatic Game Event Classification
AfilliationMachine Learning
Project(s)Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, Department of Holistic Systems
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2019
Conference Name2019 International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI)

We are today overwhelmed with information, of which an important part is news. Sports news, in particular, has become very popular, where soccer makes up a big part of this coverage. For sports fans, it can be a time consuming and tedious to keep up with the news that they really care about. In this paper, we present different machine learning methods applied to soccer news from a Norwegian newspaper and a TV station's news site to summarize the content in a short and digestible manner. We present a system to collect, index, label, analyze, and present the collected news articles based on the content. We perform a thorough comparison between deep learning and traditional machine learning algorithms on text classification. Furthermore, we present a dataset of soccer news which was collected from two different Norwegian news sites and shared online.


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