I don't have experience with metrical tagging myself, but I know of a
project who has attempted to do so for medieval music i.e. Latin Rithmi.
They are not using XML, but I think it would be very interesting to see
how the system they developed within a relational database could be
re-purposed and ideally integrated as a set of tags for text encoding.
You can see an out of date description of the project here:
This project has published an edition of the material in print and
If you are interested, I shall have a copy of this to show you in a week
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:
> 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?
> 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?
> Many thanks in advance,
> Dr Gabriel BODARD
> (Epigrapher & Digital Classicist)
> Centre for Computing in the Humanities
> King's College London
> 26-29 Drury Lane
> London WC2B 5RL
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Dr Arianna Ciula
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)20 78481945