Computer models of verse prosody
This paper deals with the simulation of rhythmical structures in metrical verse in different languages. The study is based on a new computer system for analysis of verse prosody included probability models of versification intended for a hypothetical reconstruction of the verse generation. The models are created by using natural accent in the language based on the prose rhythm and the specific technique of versification. A correspondence or lack of correspondence between verse and the models provides information regarding the mechanism of versification and the language (prosaic) reserves for the poetic rhythm. This research devoted to the comparative study of verse prosody on the background of computational probability models presents the results of the analysis the early iambs in German, Russian and Ukrainian poetry and observes some differences and similarities in the versification mechanisms in these literary traditions.