The Corpus of Czech Verse

  • Petr Plecháč Institute of Czech Literature, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Florenci 3/1420, 110 00 Praha 1
  • Robert Kolár Institute of Czech Literature, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Florenci 3/1420, 110 00 Praha 1
Keywords: Czech poetry, versification, corpus linguistics, verse theory

Abstract

The article presents the Corpus of Czech Verse (i.e. a lemmatised, phonetically, morphologically, metrically and strophically annotated corpus of Czech poetry) and the online tools and frequency lists that give access to its data. The following online tools are described: Database of Czech metres – the main tool for working with the corpus data, Gunstick – a web application that serves to investigate the frequency of rhyme pairs and their historical development, Hex – an application which enables to search the Corpus of Czech Verse for texts which contain a keyword specified by the user, or to display all keywords found in the group of texts specified by the user, and Euphonometer – application which enables to quantify the degree of non-randomness of sound repetition in any text.
Published
2015-07-07
Section
Articles