Using Advanced GUIDO as a Notation Interchange Format
in Proc. International Computer Music Conference 1999 (ICMC-99).
GUIDO Music Notation is a new music representation
format based on the notion of representational adequacy,
i.e., it represents simple musical concepts in simple ways, and
requires complex representations only for complex
This paper shows how Advanced GUIDO Music Notation,
the second layer of the GUIDO
design, can be used
as an adequate and complete notation interchange format.
We demonstrate how all page layout, positioning,
and spacing information can be easily specified in
GUIDO so that all details of a score are exactly
represented. Several implementations of Advanced GUIDO
are discussed, including the music notation software
NoteAbility and the GUIDO NoteServer, an on-line notation
engine on the WWW. These first implementations of full
GUIDO support demonstrate that Advanced GUIDO can be used
to efficiently and accurately represent and
exchange musical score information ranging from simple melodies to complex
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