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Euphonometer

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In the 1960s Gabriel Altmann proposed a method how to quantify the degree of euphony in a poetic text. This procedure was applied with minor modifications o the texts included in the Corpus of Czech Verse. The result is a list of authors arranged according to the average euphonic coefficient of their poems (list).
The application Euphonometer can calculate the euphonic coefficient of any Czech text.
Instructions:
  • In the upper left window, type or paste a text and press start. (Entering short texts may not lead to meaningful results.)
  • The upper right window displays the euphonically relevant sounds and their euphonic coefficient in individual lines.
  • The lower window displays the total euphonic coefficient of the pasted text and the author whose average euphonic coefficient is closest to the euphonic coefficient of the pasted text.
  • The data in the graph then show how many poems in the Czech electronic library achieve a similar euphonic coefficient as the pasted text.
type or paste a text here
euphonically relevant sounds in individual lines
total euphonic coefficient of the pasted text / author whose average euphonic coefficient is closest
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Development of tools located at this website, website development and its English (Gabriela Brůhova) and Russian (Evgenia Tumanova) translations were supported by Czech Science Foundation (P406/11/1825) and by the long-term conceptual development of a research institution 68378068.
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