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ERIC Number: ED459831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 9
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Music-Notation Searching and Digital Libraries.
Byrd, Donald
Almost all work on music information retrieval to date has concentrated on music in the audio and event (normally MIDI) domains. However, music in the form of notation, especially Conventional Music Notation (CMN), is of much interest to musically trained persons, both amateurs and professionals, and searching CMN has great value for digital music libraries. One obvious reason little has been done on music retrieval in CMN form is the overwhelming complexity of CMN, which requires a very substantial investment in programming before one can even begin studying music information retrieval. This paper reports on work adding music retrieval capabilities to Nightingale[R]. Nightingale[R] is a professional-level music notation editor for the Macintosh computer, written in the C language; it has been marketed commercially for a number of years. Nightingale[R], was used as a platform for studying CMN-based music information retrieval by adding several music searching features and commands. The resulting program is called "NightingaleSearch." (Contains 23 references.) (Author/AEF)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Library of Congress, Washington, DC.; Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
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