Optical Music Recognition (OMR) is the application of machine vision and other techniques to convert music notation into an electronic form.  Once so converted the music can be played, edited, printed and analysed.

OMR has been an active research topic for several decades but only now has it reached the point where it can be used by anyone in an app.

At Organum we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of OMR.  In his keynote address at the WoRMS 2021 conference, our founder Anthony Wilkes talked about some new OMR techniques being built into PlayScore 2.  You can read an Interview with Anthony Wilkes.

If you would like to know more about PlayScore and how it works see Anthony’s paper The Design of ReadScoreLib