Overview: The Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) is an effort to develop a digital, symbolic representation of music notation documents. The MEI XML schema is a set of rules for recording the intellectual and physical characteristics of music notation documents so that the information contained in them may be searched, retrieved, displayed, and exchanged in a predictable and platform-independent manner. Because of its emphasis on comprehensibility and software independence, the data format defined by the schema may also serve an archival function.
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Last Updated: July 15, 2015