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Re: Thinking about putting together a grant to support development onLil
Re: Thinking about putting together a grant to support development onLilyPond
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:32:53 +0100
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"Phil Holmes" <address@hidden> writes:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Han-Wen Nienhuys" <address@hidden>
> To: "Carl Sorensen" <address@hidden>
>>> C) Development of score_ocr2ly, which would take a score pdf and turn it
>>> into .ly files matching the lilypond scoring standard
>> Heh. This is a known problem, and the OCR part is very, very
>> difficult. It also has nothing to do with lilypond.
> There are a number of commercial products that, given a perfect
> representation of a score, convert it to perfect musicXML - so it
> can't be that hard.
You sound like a mathematician. They use "provable" interchangeably
> It may simply be that the OS community do not generally have these
There are a number of commercial violinists. Does that mean that
playing the violin can't be that hard?
The problem I see here is that an OCR task offers very little if any
synergies with LilyPond work. Another is that "a perfect
representation" is usually only available when the music _has_ already
been entered into a computer notation program.