Optical music recognition: state-of-the-art and open issues

@article{Rebelo2012OpticalMR,
  title={Optical music recognition: state-of-the-art and open issues},
  author={Ana Rebelo and Ichiro Fujinaga and Filipe Paszkiewicz and Andr{\'e} R. S. Marçal and Carlos Guedes and Jaime S. Cardoso},
  journal={International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval},
  year={2012},
  volume={1},
  pages={173-190}
}
For centuries, music has been shared and remembered by two traditions: aural transmission and in the form of written documents normally called musical scores. Many of these scores exist in the form of unpublished manuscripts and hence they are in danger of being lost through the normal ravages of time. To preserve the music some form of typesetting or, ideally, a computer system that can automatically decode the symbolic images and create new scores is required. Programs analogous to optical… 
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