Arnau Baro, Pau Riba, Jorge Calvo-Zaragoza, & Alicia Fornes. (2019). From Optical Music Recognition to Handwritten Music Recognition: a Baseline. PRL - Pattern Recognition Letters, 123, 1–8.
Abstract: Optical Music Recognition (OMR) is the branch of document image analysis that aims to convert images of musical scores into a computer-readable format. Despite decades of research, the recognition of handwritten music scores, concretely the Western notation, is still an open problem, and the few existing works only focus on a specific stage of OMR. In this work, we propose a full Handwritten Music Recognition (HMR) system based on Convolutional Recurrent Neural Networks, data augmentation and transfer learning, that can serve as a baseline for the research community.