Development of technologies to convert digitized images of both mensural and modern score manuscripts to a modern digital format such as MEI

  • Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence Group, University of Alicante

The HISPAMUS proposal aims at enhancing the Hispanic music heritage from the 15th to the 19th centuries, by exploiting the digital resources of these collections. In addition, thousands of oral tradition melodies that were compiled by folklorists in the 1950s decade are digitized just as images, currently without the possibility of content-based search or study. It is necessary to develop services and tools for the benefit of archives, libraries, scholars, computer scientists and general public. HISPAMUS tries to provide smart access to archival manuscripts of music scores, allowing its reuse and exploitation. In order to reach this ambitious goal, our group provides cutting-edge technology in the fields of Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, and Optical Music Recognition.