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Re: converting from PDF

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: converting from PDF
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:47:33 +0000

On 2/7/11, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:
> LilyPond processes text statements & produces the music notation in a PDF
> file.
> Why not reverse the process and go from PDF (e.g., scanned in), back to
> text?

This is an active area of research; look for "music OCR" or "score
OCR" on google scholar.  Most papers that I've seen export data in
musicxml format, but if you particularly want it in lilypond, you can
convert is with musicxml2ly.

- Graham

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