What is it about?
Sports matches can be decomposed into passages of play that are made up of sequences of events, which can be labeled, e.g., according to whether or not a team scored in the sequence. Sequential pattern mining methods can then identify the most important event subsequences for determining whether a team scores or not.
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Why is it important?
Identifying the most important parts of plays, through the use of sequential pattern mining, could provide valuable insights to coaches and sports performance analysts to identify strengths and weaknesses of themselves and opposition teams to improve outcomes.
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This page is a summary of: Supervised sequential pattern mining of event sequences in sport to identify important patterns of play: An application to rugby union, PLoS ONE, September 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256329.
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