Source overview


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.

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


Type of resource:

literary science

czech language, czech literature