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Euphonometer

The Euphonometer project makes it possible to calculate the euphonic coefficient of any text.

The Euphonometer application draws on the method of quantification of euphony in a poetic text, as proposed by Gabriel Altmann in the 1960s. The method is applied, with slight modifications, to the texts contained in the Corpus of Czech Verse. The result is a list of authors arranged according to the average euphonic coefficient of their poems. The user puts in any text, and after the application is activated, euphonically relevant sounds and their euphonic coefficient in individual lines are displayed. The total euphonic coefficient of the input text and the author whose average euphonic coefficient is closest to the euphonic coefficient of the input text are also displayed. The data displayed in the graph then show how many poems in the Czech electronic library exhibit a euphonic coefficient similar to that of the input text.

  • Person responsible for administration of information source
    Petr Plecháč (plechac@ucl.cas.cz)
  • Listings have associated digital objects
    No

Online access: http://versologie.cz/eufonometr/eufonometr.html

Author/administrator of source:
Institute of Czech Literature of the CAS, v. v. i.

Availability:
online

Type of resource:
application

Subject:
literary science

Keywords:
czech language, czech literature