An Off-Line Optical Music Sheet Recognition

An Off-Line Optical Music Sheet Recognition

Pierfrancesco Bellini (University of Florence, Italy), Ivan Bruno (University of Florence, Italy) and Paolo Nesi (University of Florence, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-298-5.ch002
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Abstract

The optical music recognition is a key problem for coding music sheets of western music in the digital world. The most critical phase of the optical music recognition process is the first analysis of the image sheet. In optical processing of music or documents, the first analysis consists of segmenting the acquired sheet into smaller parts in order to recognize the basic symbols that allow reconstructing the original music symbol. In this chapter, an overview of the main issues and a survey of the main related works are discussed. The O3MR system (Object Oriented Optical Music Recognition) system is also described. The used approach in such system is based on the adoption of projections for the extraction of basic symbols that constitute graphic elements of the music notation. Algorithms and a set of examples are also included to better focus concepts and adopted solutions.

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