Miscellaneous Titles (via Amazon)
Beyond Midi : The Handbook of Musical Codes Beyond Midi : The Handbook of Musical Codes by Eleanor Selfridge-Field

The main reference volume dealing with schemes for representation of music which go "Beyond MIDI". Each chapter describes the intended uses of a particular representation scheme, the file format, data which exists in that format and gives an encoded example.

Representation schemes covered include:- DARMS, Common Music Notation, M*TeX, SCORE, Music Scribe, LIME's Tilia, Nightingale's Notelist, Csound, Braille Music Notation, EsAC, RISM, Kern, MuseData, HyTime, Standard Music Description Language (SMDL), Notation Interchange File Format (NIFF) and Standard Musical Expression (SMX).

Also included are discussions of "Issues of Musical Representation", "Guidelines for New Codes", a Glossary and an Index.

Structured Document Image Analysis Structured Document Image Analysis by H.S. Baird, H. Bunke, K. Yamamoto (Editors)

Covers the automatic interpretation of images of printed and handwritten documents including text, engineering drawings, maps and music scores.

Includes the following chapters relating to automatic recognition of printed music:-

  • A Critical Survey of Music Image Analysis, D Blostein and H S Baird.
  • A Recognition System for Printed Piano Music using Musical Knowledge and Constraints, H Kato and S Inokuchi.
  • Automatic Recognition of Printed Music, N P Carter and R A Bacon.
  • Automatic Recognition of Several Types of Musical Notation, T Itagaki, M Isogai, S Hashimoto, S Ohteru.
and also the SSPR '90 Working Group Report on Recognition of Music Notation by D Blostein and N P Carter

Handbook of Character Recognition and Document Image Analysis Handbook of Character Recognition and Document Image Analysis by H. Bunke, P.S.P. Wang (Editors)

Covers the complete methodology of character recognition, document image analysis and automatic analysis of structured documents. Includes the most recent (as of April 1999) overview of work on automatic recognition of printed music scores.

Includes the following chapters:-

  • Automatic Reading of Music Notation, D Bainbridge and N Carter.
  • Recognition of Mathematical Notation, D Blostein and A Grbavec.
  • Automatic Reading of Braille Documents, A Antonacopoulos.
and also chapters on Handwriting Recognition, Oriental Character Recognition, Interpretation of Engineering Drawings, Analysis of Printed Forms and Interpretation of Maps.

Advances in Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition Advances in Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition by Horst Bunke (Editor)

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition, Bern, Switzerland. World Scientific Publishing Co. - December 1992.

Covers general methodology of character recognition, machine learning, speech recognition, image processing, document analysis and computer vision.

Includes the following chapters:-

  • A New Edition of Walton's Facade Using Automatic Score Recognition, N P Carter.
  • Transforming Printed Piano Music into MIDI, S Baumann and A Dengel.
  • Graph Grammar Processing of Uncertain Data (deals specifically with recognition of music scores), H Fahmy and D Blostein.
and also chapters on reading technical drawings, recognition of topographic maps, also OCR and cursive script recognition

Maximum MIDI : Music Applications in C++ Maximum MIDI : Music Applications in C++ by Paul Messick

Paperback - 450 pages Book and CDRom edition - September 1997. Manning Publications Company.

Contains a complete toolkit (including source code) for programmers who want to add MIDI capabilities to their programs. Includes over a dozen example programs and code in C and C++.

Covers the following:-

  • Understanding the MIDI specification
  • Using the MIDI ToolKit API and C++ classes
  • Performing simple MIDI input and output
  • Achieving high-accuracy timing in Windows
  • Recording and playing MIDI sequences
  • Reading and writing Standard MIDI Files
The author was Director of Engineering for Music Quest where he designed MIDI interfaces and wrote Windows device drivers.