One of the main goals of POSTDATA is to provide means for researchers on European poetry to publish and consume semantically-enriched data. Thus, developing a poetry ontology is a pillar of its semantic domain.

An ontology connects different data and information within a unified structure. The POSTDATA network of ontologies aims to unify terminology and information of European poetic traditions: it enables the standardization of European Poetry using standard terminology for its concepts across different literary traditions, periods, poetic genres and authors. In this sense, it will allow to carry out comparative studies (Comparative Literature, Comparative Metrics, etc.) which won’t be limited by terminological differences among traditions. This will lead to unvaluable research outcomes able to address fundamental questions in a quantitative fashion.

POSTDATA standard terminology has been elaborated by analyzing and comparing the terminology and classes used in twenty-five poetry repositories of European poetic traditions.

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