• The mei-friend Web Application: Editing MEI in the Browser

    Author(s):
    Werner Goebl, David M. Weigl (see profile)
    Editor(s):
    Ailynn Ang, Jennifer Bain
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Music Encoding Initiative
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Music
    Item Type:
    Conference proceeding
    Conf. Title:
    Music Encoding Conference 2022
    Conf. Org.:
    Dalhousie University
    Conf. Loc.:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Conf. Date:
    May 19-22, 2022
    Tag(s):
    browser, editor, Music encoding, pedagogy
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/dnj6-yy29
    Abstract:
    mei-friend is a ‘last mile’ editor for MEI-encodings intended to alleviate the common task of cleaning up encodings generated via optical music recognition, or via conversion from other formats. The open-source tool, building on the earlier mei-tools-atom codebase, was first presented to the MEI community at MEC ‘21, and has received more than 500 downloads, demonstrating the demand for interactive MEI editing. Among the feedback we received at this presentation were requests to port the tool, which was implemented as a plugin package for the Atom text editor, to work in a generic Web browser environment; while Atom’s architecture is already built on a Chromium (browser) back-end, it is somewhat slow to use, and the installation process and requirement for a separate application may be off-putting to less technically-minded users. Here, we are pleased to present mei-friend in its new guise as a full-featured, cross-browser compatible Web application, with optimized performance and an extended set of features.
    Notes:
    Late-breaking report presented at the Music Encoding Conference 2022.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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