Suullisen runon sähköisestä lukemisesta

Translated title of the contribution: On Digital Reading of Oral Poetry

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This essay examines the methods of reading historical oral poetry via digital interface Octavo. Octavo is a flexible tool for both quantitative and qualitative analyses of varying textual data with structured metadata. The corpus in use is the SKVR-corpus of Finnic oral poetry ( with 89 247 texts in four closely related languages and lots of linguistic, orthographical and poetic variation. Here, it is essential both to have enough contextual knowledge on the corpus itself—how was is created and curated, what kinds of traditions does it represent—and to give the user smooth possibilities to move between quantitative results, metadata and the details of individual texts. The article presents some case studies, evaluating the possibilities and methods of gathering relevant sub-corpora for different purposes with Octavo.
Translated title of the contributionOn Digital Reading of Oral Poetry
Original languageFinnish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)26–41
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Oral poetry
  • Digital humanities
  • Kalevalaic poetry
  • suullinen runous
  • Kalevalamittainen runous
  • SKVR

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