An MEI-based standard encoding for hierarchical music analyses

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Title: An MEI-based standard encoding for hierarchical music analyses
Authors: Rizo, David | Marsden, Alan
Research Group/s: Reconocimiento de Formas e Inteligencia Artificial
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Keywords: Encodings | Standards | Music analysis | Music representations
Knowledge Area: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Issue Date: Mar-2019
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Citation: International Journal on Digital Libraries. 2019, 20(1): 93-105. doi:10.1007/s00799-018-0262-x
Abstract: We propose a standard representation for hierarchical musical analyses as an extension to the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) representation for music. Analyses of music need to be represented in digital form for the same reasons as music: preservation, sharing of data, data linking, and digital processing. Systems exist for representing sequential information, but many music analyses are hierarchical, whether represented explicitly in trees or graphs or not. Features of MEI allow the representation of an analysis to be directly associated with the elements of the music analyzed. MEI’s basis in TEI (Text Encoding Initiative), allows us to design a scheme which reuses some of the elements of TEI for the representation of trees and graphs. In order to capture both the information specific to a type of music analysis and the underlying form of an analysis as a tree or graph, we propose related “semantic” encodings, which capture the detailed information, and generic “non-semantic” encodings which expose the tree or graph structure. We illustrate this with examples of representations of a range of different kinds of analysis.
Sponsor: This work was partially supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad through HispaMus Project (TIN2017-86576-R).
ISSN: 1432-5012 (Print) | 1432-1300 (Online)
DOI: 10.1007/s00799-018-0262-x
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
Peer Review: si
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