The starting point for the definition of the Domain Model for the European Poetry (DM-EP) is a set of twenty five repertoires, most of them available on the Web of Documents. These twenty five repertoires are served by databases, where the data models are relational or hierarchical.
The repertoires represent different poetry traditions, languages and cultures. The criterion with most weight in the selection of repertoires was their availability, both in terms of having access to their internal structure and in terms of the ability of our research team to understand and analyse their contents. Nevertheless, great efforts were made in order to gather a representative sample for which the language, the period of composition, and the prosodic system (metre) were considered as defining criteria.
POSTDATA contacted delegates from the different repertoires, inviting them to participate as stakeholders of the project. The delegates were asked to send the structure of the databases and any additional documentation in order for the researchers to be able to analyse and study the data models. Thus, the starting point for the analysis was a set of MySQL dumps, XSD and XML files, Perl scripts, and spreadsheets.
Some of the repositories analyzed are:
* For more information, see the publication:
Curado Malta, Mariana, Helena Bermúdez-Sabel, Ana Alice Baptista, and Elena Gonzalez-Blanco. 2018. ‘Validation of a metadata application profile domain model‘. International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, (18), 65–75. Retrieved from http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2018/paper/view/555/675
The map below, also available in this link, locates these repertoires in one of the countries where the poetic tradition at hand was originated, and they are grouped according to chronological criteria.
Illustration 1. Map of repertories