Low- and high-level approaches to optical music score recognition

K. C. Ng*, R. D. Boyle, D. Cooper

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This paper outlines the techniques for pre-processing and discusses the heuristic and musical rules used to enhance recognition. A spin-off application that makes use of the intermediate results to enhance stave lines is also presented. The focused is on the techniques used for time-detection signature, the application of frequently-found rhythmical patterns to clarify the results of optical music recognition, and possible complex enhancements using knowledge. It is believed that domain-knowledge enhancement is essential for complex document analysis and recognition. Other possible areas of development include melodic, harmonic and stylistic analysis to improve recognition are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3/1-3/6
JournalIEE Colloquium (Digest)
Issue number191
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventIEE Colloquium on Document Image Processing and Multimedia Environments - London, UK
Duration: 02 Nov 199502 Nov 1995


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