In Tackling the Toolkit, we focus on the methodological innovations, challenges, obstacles and even shortcomings associated with applying quantitative methods to poetry specifically and poetics more broadly. Using tools including natural language processing, web ontologies, similarity detection devices and machine learning, our contributors explore not only metres, stanzas, stresses and rhythms but also genres, subgenres, lexical material and cognitive processes. Whether they are testing old theories and laws, making complex concepts machine-readable or developing new lines of textual analysis, their works challenge standard descriptions of norms and variations.
The Menzerath-Altmann Law in Czech Poems by K. J. Erben
Radek Čech, Ján Mačutek
Description of Postdata Poetry Ontology V1.0
María Luisa Diez Platas, Helena Bermúdez, Salvador Ros, Elena González-Blanco, Oscar Corcho, Omar Khalil Gómez, Laura Hernández-Lorenzo, Mirella De Sisto, Javier de la Rosa, Álvaro Pérez, Aitor Diez, José Luis Rodriguez
The Automatic Quantitative Metrical Analysis of Spanish Poetry with Rantanplan: A Preliminary Approach
Laura Hernández-Lorenzo, Mirella De Sisto, Álvaro Pérez, Javier de la Rosa, Salvador Ros, Elena González-Blanco
Rhyme in 16th-Century Hungarian Historical Songs: A Pilot Study
Szilvia Maróthy, Levente Seláf, Petr Plecháč
“Replete with instruction and rational amusement”?: Unexpected Features in the Register of British Didactic Novels, 1778–1814
Peeking Inside the Rhythmic Possibilities of the Portuguese Decassílabo
Adiel Mittmann, Gabriel Esteves, Alckmar Luiz dos Santos
Rhythm and Vocabulary of Greek Hexameter: From Formula to Topolexis
Juan Sebastián Páramo Rueda, Anastasia Belousova, Paula Ruiz Charris
Petrarch’s Poetic Style from a Computational Perspective: A Digital Quantitative Approach to Italian Petrarchism
Metric Variation in the Finnic Runosong Tradition: A Rough Computational Analysis of the Multilingual Corpus.
Mari Sarv, Kati Kallio, Maciej Janicki, Eetu Mäkelä
The Influence of Verse on Cognitive Processes: A Psycholinguistic Experiment
Tatyana Skulacheva, Natalia Slioussar, Alexander Kostyuk, Anna Lipina, Emil Latypov, Varvara Koroleva
On Digital Comparative Editions and Textual Similarity Detection Tools: Towards a Hypertextual Cartography of a Rewritten Myth
Karolina Suchecka, Nathalie Gasiglia
On the Expected and Actual Rhythmical Grammar of Russian Iambic Tetrameter
Cover image Tackling the Toolkit by Michal Tomek.