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Works in Progress: Reanimating Corpora: The Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) and Distant Reading Early Modernity (DREaM)

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DREaM and SIMSSA are McGill-based digital projects which are engaged in the processing, handling, and re-presentation of large corpora of texts. In the case of SIMSSA, it’s musical scores and manuscripts, whereas DREaM is working through the well-known texts of

Rodan: the Technology behind SIMSSA

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  Most commercial Optical Music Recognition (OMR) systems work in a fairly opaque, inflexible way: the user puts an image in; it gives a file out. Academic OMR systems tend to be much more complex and are rarely used outside

BarFinder: Search Music Measure by Measure

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A music score can go through many different versions. First the composer writes it, then the copyist may change it a bit, and then the printer may change it further. Or, the composer might create a slightly different score for