What is Optical Music Recognition?

Optical Music Recognition is the research field that investigates how the computer can read music scores. Or more precisely, music notation in documents. It is an active research field that brings together active musicians, musicologists and people from computer science.

A thorough introduction into Optical Music Recognition can be found in the article Understanding Optical Music Recognition by Jorge Calvo-Zaragoza, Jan Hajič Jr., and Alexander Pacha.

A comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art was written by Ana Rebelo and others in 2012. We highly recommend reading her work before starting with OMR. It can be found on Springer and on ResearchGate.

Purpose of this website

The community on Optical Music Recognition has grown significantly in the last few years and this website should bundle all resources while giving individual researchers room to present their work.

If you want to join the community, we have a Slack-Channel on Optical Music Recognition research that you can join, using this link.