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Bol Processor Grammars

Bernard Bel 1, * James Kippen 2
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1 GRTC - Groupe Représentation et Traitement des Connaissances
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : URA261
Abstract : Bol Processor grammars are an extension of unrestricted generative grammars allowing a simple representation of string "patterns", here taken to mean repetitions and homomorphic transformations. These have been successfully applied to the simulation of improvisatory techniques in traditional drum music, using a production-rule system called "Bol Processor BP1". The basic concepts and parsing techniques of BP1 are presented.

A new version of Bol Processor, namely "BP2", has been designed to serve as a aid to rule-based composition in contemporary music. Extensions of the syntactic model, such as metavariables, remote contexts, substitutions and programmed grammars, are briefly introduced.
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Bernard Bel, James Kippen. Bol Processor Grammars. Mira Balaban. Understanding Music with AI, AAAI Press, pp.366-400, 1992. ⟨hal-00256386⟩

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