Název: Assessing the reliability of stress as a feature of authorship attribution in syllabic and accentual syllabic verse
Autoři: Plecháč, Petr ; Birnbaum, D. J.
Typ dokumentu: Příspěvky z konference
Konference/Akce: Quantitative Approaches to Versification, Praha (CZ), 20190624
Rok: 2019
Jazyk: eng
Abstrakt: This work builds on a recent study by one of the authors, which shows that statistics about versification may be used as a feature in the process of authorship attribution. One such statistic is what we have called the stress profile of a poem, a vector consisting of frequencies of stressed syllables at particular metrical positions. Our initial hypothesis was that because syllabic versification (SV) regulates by definition the number of syllables in a line but not the distribution of stresses, it allows authors to individualize their rhythmical style much more than accentual syllabic versification (ASV), where the distribution of stresses is primarily determined by meter. For that reason, we expected the stress profile to be a more reliable indicator of authorship in Spanish SV than in Czech or German ASV. This hypothesis, however, was not supported by our analysis. For most of our samples, German ASV had lower accuracy than Spanish, which we had predicted, but, contrary to our expectations, the accuracy for Czech ASV and Spanish SV were more or less the same. This result led us to hypothesize further that the traditional labels SV and ASV were misleading and we sought to measure the tonic entropy of our data. In this case, Spanish SV, as expected, was found to be the least tonically regular, while there was a significant difference between the two ASV systems: the values for Czech were even closer to Spanish than to the low-scoring German system. This explains why our initial grouping of Czech and German together into a single ASV category was insufficiently nuanced.
Klíčová slova: authorship attribution; poetry; versification
Číslo projektu: GA17-01723S (CEP)
Poskytovatel projektu: GA ČR
Zdrojový dokument: Quantitative Approaches to Versification, ISBN 978-80-88069-83-6

Instituce: Ústav pro českou literaturu AV ČR (web)
Informace o dostupnosti dokumentu: Dokument je dostupný na externích webových stránkách.
Externí umístění souboru: http://versologie.cz/conference2019/proceedings/plechac-birnbaum.pdf
Původní záznam: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0299372

Trvalý odkaz NUŠL: http://www.nusl.cz/ntk/nusl-403639

Záznam je zařazen do těchto sbírek:
Věda a výzkum > AV ČR > Ústav pro českou literaturu
Konferenční materiály > Příspěvky z konference
 Záznam vytvořen dne 2019-10-19, naposledy upraven 2021-11-24.

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