Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Computer Science

First Committee Member

Evangelos A. Yfantis

Number of Pages

149

Abstract

This thesis covers research into the mathematical basis inherent in music including review of projects related to optical character recognition (OCR) of musical symbols. Research was done about fractals creating new pieces by assigning pitches to numbers. Existing musical pieces can be taken apart and reassembled creating new ideas for composers. Musical notation understanding is covered and its requirement for the recognition of a music sheet by the computer for editing and reproduction purposes is explained. The first phase of a musical OCR was created in this thesis with the recognition of staff lines on a good quality image. Modifications will need to be made to take care of noise and tilted images that may result from scanning.

Keywords

Computer; Music; Survey

Controlled Subject

Computer science; Music

File Format

pdf

File Size

3379.2 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jo37-0408


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