A complete optical music recognition system : looking to the future (1994)
Reading music is something a child can learn, and once understood, it becomes such a natural process that it is no longer a conscious effort. If we were to dissect this `natural process,' we might hypothesise that reading music is decomposed into two parts: the visual recognition of graphical shapes; and the application of our musical knowledge to derive its meaning. A computer paradigm that models this structure would be a vision system connected to a knowledge base. Imagine an Optical Music Recognition (OMR) system where the user describes the simple graphical shapes found in music using a customised drawing package, and expresses the musical knowledge necessary to correctly interpret these simple graphical shapes, using a specially designed musical language. Such a system would capture the essence of reading music, forming a versatile foundation.
ANZSRC Fields of Research08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0801 - Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing::080109 - Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0801 - Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing::080104 - Computer Vision
19 - Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing::1904 - Performing Arts and Creative Writing::190409 - Musicology and Ethnomusicology
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Bainbridge, David (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 1994)The purpose of writing this report is to record and comment on the work done over the last year. The report will also summarise my main insights into the problem and outline future work. There were three main areas of ...
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