Resonare is a textual editor to process Braille music texts and it is meant for sighted users, such as Braille transcribers or teachers.
Resonare is a special editor allowing the operator to import an ASCII file corresponding to a Braille score, to interpret it, and to output a BMML file and it can be considered as “intelligent recognition software for Braille music”. The software uses a principle analogous to normal “literary” recognition programmes. Indeed, normal optical recognition software accepts an image of a given page (a picture), and produces words and punctuations corresponding to the page, like a human reader does. Similarly, Resonare accepts ASCII characters, corresponding to a Braille music page, and produces a sequence of meaningful objects, which can be further processed; the user can listen to it, analyse it, extract parts, slow down chords, and so on. Exactly like words and punctuation, it can be edited further with a commercial editor. In other words, Resonare, starting from an ASCII file, recognises each symbol and contextualises it, following a set of specific rules of Braille music notation.
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