IEEE 1599: Music Encoding andInteraction Original Article By Denis Baggi University for Applied Science of Southern Switzerland GoffredoHaus University of Milan, Italy Presented by Shuvradeb Barman Srijon  Undergrad Student of CSE@KUET, Khulna, BD
What is IEEE 1599 IEEE 1599 is a new standard to encode Multilayer music with XML symbols, was proposed to the IEEE Standards Association in 2001. IEEE 1599 is the result of the research efforts of the IEEE Standards AssociationWorking Group on ʺMusic Application of XMLʺ. The work has been endorsed by the international research program Intelligent Manufacturing Systems.
Basic Features Two features distinguish IEEE 1599 from any other standard or encoding
The encoding is in the form of symbols that can be read both by machines and humans.
It allows the realization of applications in which all aspects of music, such as audio and sound, graphical representation, historical data, performance indications, represented by the new concept of layers, are fully integrated, synchronized.
Different Layers General Layer music‐related metadata, i.e. catalogue information about the piece Logic Layer Contains symbolic contents, as well as the Spine, with Logically Organized Symbols (LOS) Structural Layer Identification of music objects and their mutual relationships
Different Layers Notational Layer Graphical representations of the score Performance Layer Computer‐based descriptions and executions of music according to performance languages Audio Layer Digital or digitized recordings of the piece
General Structure A generic IEEE 1599 document presents an XML structure similar to the one shown below <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE ieee1599 SYSTEM "http://www.mx.dico.unimi.it/ieee1599.dtd"> <ieee1599> <general>...</general> <logic>...</logic> <structural>...</structural> <notational>...</notational> <performance>...</performance> <audio>...</audio> </ieee1599>
What is spine The spine is a sort of glue needed in a multi-layer framework. In this approach, heterogeneous descriptions of the same music piece are not simply linked together <ieee1599> <logic> <spine> <event id="e1" timing="0" hpos="0"/> <event id="e2" timing="2" hpos="2"/> <event id="e3" timing="2" hpos="2"/> <event id="e4" timing="1" hpos="1"/> <event id="e5" timing="1" hpos="1"/> ... </spine> <los>...</los> </logic> </ieee1599>
conclusion IEEE 1599 introduces a new era of music encoding technology in which music is not only the recorded audio to listen. Its further implementation improves the experience of Music Enthusiast.
References IEEE Computer , March 2009 Proceedings ELPUB2009 Conference on Electronic Publishing, Milan, Italy, June 2009 G Haus, M Longari, “A Multi-Layered Time-Based Music Description Approach based on XML”, Computer Music Journal, MIT Press, Spring issue, 2005.