Google books for music sheets?
NewsThursday 06 March 2014
The Lancaster University is onto something big.. Do you remember when Google had for project to scan every library in the world? Well, the Lancaster University is on the same path for music sheets. They are currently developing a new technology that allows you to scan through music sheets and find a combination of notes.
The Optical Music Recognition from Multiple Sources project led by Dr. Alan Marsden uses optical recognition allow musicians to find part of a music sheet and edit it. The technology should work similarily as Google Books. This is particularly interessting because old scores can be revived and are not only forgotten with time.
Dr. Marsden says:
“Within a year, we hope to bring about significant improvements in Optical Music Recognition technology, bringing new life to old scores and giving people with an interest in music new opportunities to interact with these large online music libraries.”
This project is one of 21 “Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities” projects being funded by a £4.6 million fund set aside by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.