> 1) What sorts of implementations have you or projects you know about
> developed to make use of the metrical data encoded in your TEI texts?
> Can you perform metrical searching? Perform stress-aware text-to-speech?
> Etc.? What do you use your tagged metre for?
For german verse text please visit our homepage www.lyrik-und-lied.de or
click directly to the following link to see an example:
You can switch between all expressions and the metrical markup.
You can also search for meters and rhymes. Please preselect
"Metrisierung" and use the terminology from the example (x=stressed
syllable, u=unstressed syllable) after clicking this:
> 2) Has anyone developed a tool or a script to interpret verse texts and
> automagically tag the metre (with any degree of probability)? I expect
> this would be relatively easy for Ancient Greek, a lot harder for
> English. Does anyone have experience with work of this kind?
I do for german verse text. The results are quite good (98,5% well
detected syllables), and are getting to 100% in texts without foreign
There is no "program" which I could send you yet, but if you have access
to the Word Perfect office I can give you an instruction and a set of
macros. Some clicks and copy & paste actions will be necessary to get a
result. Otherwhise you have to wait some months, we will publish an
online version here:
An offline version of the so called "metricalizer" is released, but it
is only able to detect stable meters (like +--+--+--/+--+--+ but not
But believe Pablo Gervás (who did something eqal for spanish verse
text). He wrote me half a year ago: "I always thought German would be
possible (English, in contrast is probably much more difficult)".
Klemens (+ -)
Gabriel Bodard wrote:
> Dear all,
> On behalf of a colleague who is exploring a new project possibility, I'd
> like to conduct a quick survey on the recording and exploitation of
> metrical tagging in TEI. Two questions therefore:
> Many thanks in advance,
DFG-Projekt "Freiburger Anthologie - Lyrik und Lied"
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Knoop