Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > An MEI-based standard encoding for hierarchical...

Electronic data

  • RizoMarsdenIJDL2018AAM

    Rights statement: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00799-018-0262-x

    Accepted author manuscript, 4 MB, PDF-document

    Embargo ends: 8/12/19

    Available under license: CC BY-NC: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

An MEI-based standard encoding for hierarchical music analyses

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/03/2019
<mark>Journal</mark> International Journal on Digital Libraries
Issue number1
Volume20
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)93-105
Publication statusPublished
Early online date8/12/18
Original languageEnglish

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.

Bibliographic note

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00799-018-0262-x