Boundary Matching Based Translucent TV Logo Detection

Ates T. K. , Esen E., Saracoglu A., Alatan A. A.

IEEE 16th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, Aydın, Turkey, 20 - 22 April 2008, pp.193-196 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2008.4632585
  • City: Aydın
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-196


Increasing trend in the usage of translucent television logos by broadcast channels renders opaque logo detection algorithms inadequate. Important applications such as identification of broadcast types make the detection of translucent logos a significant requirement. This paper presents a method for detecting translucent television logos in video streams. Firstly, boundary information of the logo, which will be searched in broadcast stream, is extracted manually. This search is carried out by comparing the edge map of the luminance channel of the interest region with inner and outer contours of the logo using different metrics. Performance is increased by utilization of temporal redundancies and solutions to special problematic cases. Furthermore, traces of the logo boundaries are examined in chrominance channels of video frames in order to eliminate false alarms caused by opaque logos with the same boundaries. Promising results indicate the applicability of the method in real life.