Towards Interoperability in the European Poetry Community: The Standardization of Philological Concepts

  • Helena Bermúdez-Sabel
  • Mariana Curado Malta
  • Elena Gonzalez-Blanco
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10318)


This paper stems from the Poetry Standardization and Linked Open Data project (POSTDATA). As its name reveals, one of the main aims of POSTDATA is to provide a means to publish European poetry (EP) data as Linked Open Data (LOD). Thus, developing a metadata application profile (MAP) as a common semantic model to be used by the EP community is a crucial step of this project. This MAP will enhance interoperability among the community members in particular, and among the EP community and other contexts in general (e.g. bibliographic records). This paper presents the methodology followed in the process of defining the concepts of the domain model of this MAP, as well as some issues that arise when labeling philological terms.


Digital humanities Literary data Metadata application profile Terms standardization Vocabulary encoding scheme Linked open data Semantic web 



The authors would like to thank the researchers in charge of the analyzed repertoires for their availability and willingness to share information and to discuss issues related to their projects with the POSTDATA team. Mariana Curado Malta thanks the Polytechnic of Oporto for the 3-year leave that granted her the possibility to work in POSTDATA, a wonderful and challenging professional experience in Madrid-UNED. Research for this paper has been achieved thanks to the Starting Grant research project Poetry Standardization and Linked Open Data: POSTDATA (ERC-2015-STG-679528), funded by European Research Council (ERC) under the research and innovation program Horizon2020 of the European Union (


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades DigitalesUniversidad de Educación a Distancia (UNED)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Polythecnic of Oporto, CEOS.PPOportoPortugal

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