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2014 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (2014)
Stockholm, Sweden
Aug. 24, 2014 to Aug. 28, 2014
ISSN: 1051-4651
ISBN: 978-1-4799-5209-0
pp: 3162-3167
Staff line removal is an important pre-processing step to convert content of music score images to machine readable formats. Many heuristic algorithms have been proposed for staff removal and recently a competition was organized in the 2013 ICDAR/GREC conference. Music score images are often subject to different deformations and variations, and existing algorithms do not work well for all cases. We investigate the application of a machine learning based method for the staff removal problem. The method consists in learning multiple image operators from training input-output pairs of images and then combining the results of these operators. Each operator is based on local information provided by a neighborhood window, which is usually manually chosen based on the content of the images. We propose a feature selection based approach for automatically defining the windows and also for combining the operators. The performance of the proposed method is superior to several existing methods and is comparable to the best method in the competition.
Training, Accuracy, Algorithm design and analysis, Prototypes, Machine learning algorithms, Three-dimensional displays, Learning systems

I. d. Montagner, R. Hirata and N. S. Hirata, "A Machine Learning Based Method for Staff Removal," 2014 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Stockholm, Sweden, 2014, pp. 3162-3167.
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