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This chapter introduces the universal data format of denotators to describe musical objects. Denotators generalize the structures of local compositions in mathematical music theory as well as the data model used in the RUBATO® software. They do, however, not include deeper semantic layers which are related to physical, psychic, social or religious meaning. Their semiotic structure represents an elaborate denotative baseline and resides in a purely mental level usually attributed to mathematical objects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages45
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameComputational Music Science
ISSN (Print)1868-0305
ISSN (Electronic)1868-0313

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