Ein System zur Identifikation der Schreiber von historischen Musikhandschriften

Authors: Roland Göcke, Jörg Voskamp, Ekkehard Krüger, Tobias Schwinger, Ilvio Bruder, Andreas Finger, Andreas Heuer, and Temenushka Ignatova

Presented by Roland Göcke at the 4. IuK-Tagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rostock, Germany, 18-20 June 2003


Music scores of the 17th and 18th century were copied and distributed by hand. Musicologists study the ways and times that such music scores were distributed to derive further knowledge about the work of composers and copyists. In their studies, musicologists determine certain characteristic features of a writer's handwriting style and of the paper that was used. Such knowledge then allows to derive some infromation about the origin of a music score, if it is unknown. We present here an overview of the DFG-funded project "eNoteHistory" - started in 2003 - that investigates methods for determining the characteristics of a writer's handwriting style and the implementation of such methods in a software system. The goal is to develop a simple to use system, that supports the research work of musicologists.

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