In a digital world, everything comes down to data – and poetry is no exception. “By making poetry available online as machine-readable data, we open the door to new possibilities for linking, indexing, and extracting new information,” says Elena González-Blanco, research director at IE University and director and founder of LINHD, the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab at Spain’s Universidad Nacional De Educación a Distancia. With the support of the EU-funded POSTDATA project, González-Blanco is working to close the digital gap between poetry and technology. “By combining cutting-edge philological and computational research, we are constructing a virtual world of semantically linked poetry,” she explains.
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