Representation of Jazz Piano Knowledge Using a Deductive Object-Oriented Approach

Keiji Hirata

This paper presents a method for representing jazz piano knowledge that is based on the deductive object-oriented (DOO) approach. One of the motivations behind this research is the desire to clarify which elements of musical knowledge can be handled by our current knowledge processing (KP) techniques and which problems should be challenged in order to develop more practical KP techniques. The paper demonstrates how naturally and rationally the DOO framework can capture musical entities, concepts and relations. Also reported are the preliminary results of an experimental system.

In Proc. of ICMC 1996, ICMA, 1996.