Object Detection

Bib recognition

Bib recognition is the task of identifying and reading the identification numbers that athletes wear during race events. Automating this task is valuable for sports photographers who often have to tag ten thousands of athletes for larger events. Initially the problem seems quite simple, but in many cases the numbers are partially occluded or heavily distorted, making a reliable solution quite difficult. This project served me as a practical example while learning to use tensorflow and over the time I developed quite a sophisticated multi stage pipeline to tackle the problem.