Year 2012, Volume 20 , Issue 6, Pages 948 - 963 2012-06-01

An algorithm for the detection and analysis of arud meter in Diwan poetry
An algorithm for the detection and analysis of arud meter in Diwan poetry

Atakan KURT [1] , Mehmet KARA [2]


Diwan poetry is an important branch of classical Turkish literature (or Ottoman literature) that uses arud meter (wazn AR\footnote{Denotes an Arabic word.} or bahr AR, ölçü TR\footnote{Denotes a Turkish word.}). The teaching of classical poetry in high schools and in literature departments in universities requires an understanding of this meter. Arud is also used in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and other eastern languages. Determining the arud meter of poems written in the Ottoman language (Osmanlıca TR) is a difficult and tedious task for those who study poetry. In this paper, we focus on the computerized analysis of arud meter. We present an algorithm that is able to determine the correct arud meter for a given poem and is also able to point out the anomalies or flaws in poems with respect to arud. The preliminary tests are quite satisfactory and the algorithm that we developed yields a very high accuracy. This project\footnote{This project was supported by a TÜBİTAK research grant (Project No: 106K270).} is available as a web-based application that includes a small Diwan poetry database and an algorithm for determining the syllabic meter (hece ölçüsü TR) of poems in Turkish folk literature. The application can be used as a teaching aid for teachers of classical poetry and as a research tool for scholars and professionals studying poetry.
Diwan poetry is an important branch of classical Turkish literature (or Ottoman literature) that uses arud meter (wazn AR\footnote{Denotes an Arabic word.} or bahr AR, ölçü TR\footnote{Denotes a Turkish word.}). The teaching of classical poetry in high schools and in literature departments in universities requires an understanding of this meter. Arud is also used in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and other eastern languages. Determining the arud meter of poems written in the Ottoman language (Osmanlıca TR) is a difficult and tedious task for those who study poetry. In this paper, we focus on the computerized analysis of arud meter. We present an algorithm that is able to determine the correct arud meter for a given poem and is also able to point out the anomalies or flaws in poems with respect to arud. The preliminary tests are quite satisfactory and the algorithm that we developed yields a very high accuracy. This project\footnote{This project was supported by a TÜBİTAK research grant (Project No: 106K270).} is available as a web-based application that includes a small Diwan poetry database and an algorithm for determining the syllabic meter (hece ölçüsü TR) of poems in Turkish folk literature. The application can be used as a teaching aid for teachers of classical poetry and as a research tool for scholars and professionals studying poetry.
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Authors

Author: Atakan KURT

Author: Mehmet KARA

Dates

Publication Date : June 1, 2012

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APA KURT, A , KARA, M . (2012). An algorithm for the detection and analysis of arud meter in Diwan poetry. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science , 20 (6) , 948-963 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tbtkelektrik/issue/12060/144200
MLA KURT, A , KARA, M . "An algorithm for the detection and analysis of arud meter in Diwan poetry". Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 20 (2012 ): 948-963 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tbtkelektrik/issue/12060/144200>
Chicago KURT, A , KARA, M . "An algorithm for the detection and analysis of arud meter in Diwan poetry". Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 20 (2012 ): 948-963
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ISNAD KURT, Atakan , KARA, Mehmet . "An algorithm for the detection and analysis of arud meter in Diwan poetry". Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 20 / 6 (June 2012): 948-963 .
AMA KURT A , KARA M . An algorithm for the detection and analysis of arud meter in Diwan poetry. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 2012; 20(6): 948-963.
Vancouver KURT A , KARA M . An algorithm for the detection and analysis of arud meter in Diwan poetry. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 2012; 20(6): 963-948.