Page  65 ï~~Automated Linguistic Analysis of Musical Compositions John Joy Research is currently being conducted on an automated analysis system, implementing the analysis method of Fred Lerdahl and Ray Jackendoff, as specified in their work, A General Theory of Tonal Music. The goals of this research included the creation of a sufficiently modular system to permit abstraction, genralization, and the future expansion of analysis processes and methods into other domains. Development of an automation of the Lerdahl and Kackendoff method involved the removal of such obstructions as the lack of a formal definition of parallelism, and included the creation of a means of quantifying preferences. Tools for handling parallelism, as well as a method of "preference rule" conflict arbitration, have been developed. ICMC 65