Forms and Denotators

  • Gérard MilmeisterEmail author
Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)


The implementation of forms and denotators constitute the center of Rubato Composer. Together they provide the data model of the system. In general, all data that is passed on in Rubato exist as denotators. Within a subsystem, pieces of data represented by denotators may certainly be transformed to any one of the many forms of representation devised by computer scientists and particularly suited for the task at hand. But whenever transformed or generated data leaves a subsystem, it is as a denotator. In this way, a common basis for accessing and distributing information is guaranteed. This has also been one of the objectives of XML. However, the superior mathematical foundation of forms and denotators as functorial concepts qualifies them much more for the tasks occurring mathematical music science, which deals with high-dimensional spaces.


Limit Form Diagram Coordinate Form Type Limit Abstract Class Root Class 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ZürichSwitzerland

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