Interpreting music manuscripts: A logic-based, object-oriented approach
This paper presents a complete framework for recognizing classes of machine-printed musical manuscripts. Our framework is designed around the decomposition of a manuscript into objects such as staves and bars which are processed with a knowledge base module that encodes rules in Prolog. Object decomposition focuses the recognition problem, and the rule base provides a powerful and flexible way to encode the rules of a particular manuscript class. Our rule-base registers notes and stems, eliminates false-positives and correctly labels notes according to their position on the staff. We present results that show 99% accuracy at detecting note-heads and 95% accuracy in finding stems.
KeywordsMusical Notation Staff Line Symbol Detection Symbol Recognition Musical Symbol
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