The following pages provide thorough documentation for the MEI encoding format.

  • MEI Guidelines (prose description of the concepts behind MEI)
  • Elements (technical description of all elements specified by MEI)
  • Attributes (attribute classes used by MEI elements)
  • Model Classes (model classes which are used to structure MEI)
  • Data Types (definitions of data types used by attributes)

The MEI Guidelines and Data Dictionary are also available for download in PDF format.