• Sharing MEI: common semantics in diverse musics?

    Author(s):
    David Lewis, Anna Plaksin, Nevin Şahin
    Editor(s):
    Ailynn Ang, Jennifer Bain, David M. Weigl (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Music Encoding Initiative
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Music
    Item Type:
    Conference proceeding
    Conf. Title:
    Music Encoding Conference 2022
    Conf. Org.:
    Dalhousie University
    Conf. Loc.:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Conf. Date:
    May 19-22, 2022
    Tag(s):
    Encoding standards, Music encoding, non-CMN, shared semantics
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/nth9-9680
    Abstract:
    In this panel, we consider the role of MEI in providing common structures and meanings for heterogeneous musical practices and notations and, to a lesser extent, uses. Drawing on direct experience of working with particular cultural or historical material, we consider the robustness of the fundamental modelling of MEI, and its challenges and strengths. From a practical standpoint, we evaluate strategies for successfully working with MEI, whether through extension of the standard or linking to it from external data structures. We will engage the community with the problems of standardising musical semantics from a non-CMN (Common Music Notation) perspective, and will start the process of developing recommendations for those who wish to engage with the standard to extend further our range of digitised and shareable musics.
    Notes:
    Peer-reviewed panel accepted to the Music Encoding Conference 2022
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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