A software application for the optical recognition, the superimposition and the collation of early music prints

Aruspix is a software application developed in close collaboration with the Marenzio project, an editorial project that aims at making available for the first time, and online, a complete critical edition of the secular music of Luca Marenzio (ca. 1553-1599). The project is currently supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (U.S.A.) as part of the "Scholarly Editions and Translations" program.

Aruspix is also developed in collaboration with the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), a community-based effort for defining a schema for music notation encoding. In particular, the development of Aruspix is conducted side by side with the definition of the mensural notation module of MEI.

What does it do?

With its optical recognition feature, Aruspix acts as a unique music scanning software for early music prints. Aruspix also has the particularity that it learns and improves itself dynamically as soon as a page is processed and corrected by the user.

With its superimposition and collation features, Aruspix acts as a tool for music editors in order to compare early music editions and re-editions when compiling comprehensive critical modern editions.

NIPS Workshop

See the video of Prof. Douglas Eck (Université de Montréal) presenting our machine learning research at the NIPS '07 Workshop on Music, Brain and Cognition

People involved

Laurent Pugin (lead developer)
Etienne Darbellay
Ichiro Fujinaga
Andrew Hankinson
Rodolfo Zitellini

Former contributors

John Ashley Burgoyne
Greg Eustace
Tristan Himmelman
Tristan Matthews
Christopher Niven
Alastair Porter
Marnie Reckenberg
Gabriel Vigliensoni

Last update: 28 Sep 2012
Laurent Pugin