The 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR) organised from 22nd to 25th of November in the UniversitätsBibliothek of Göttingen (Germany) “brings together scholars and practitioners with common interest in the interdisciplinary fields of metadata, data and semantics. The conference provides an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and novel approaches in the implementation of semantic technologies across diverse types of information environments and applications. These include Cultural Informatics, Open Access Repositories and Digital Libraries, E-learning applications, Search Engine Optimization and Information Retrieval, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures, e-Science and e-Social Science applications, Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems” (Source:

This year the MTSR conference organises for the first time a Digital Humanities & Digital Curation Workshop (DHC) with a call for short and full papers. The program of the workshop can be found here. POSTDATA research team placed the paper: Digital repertoires of poetry metrics: towards a Linked Open Data ecosystem at this workshop that was chosen in a blinded-peer-review process.

The paper contextualizes the project, presents it as it is now, and talks about the starting point for the development of the semantic model that is undergoing now. It shows in a very generic way the path that the Work Package 1 is taking to achieve a final common data model for all repertoires’ stakeholders of the project. In short, POSTDATA team is using a process of reverse engineering: 1) analysing the Websites of all repertoires to elicit the functional requirements of each database using the UseCase modelling technique, and also, when possible, 2) studying the relational models or XML models of the databases and building the conceptual models of all databases. As soon as all this tasks will be completed, together with some more information from other stakeholders and final users of repertoires, the POSTDATA team will define a data model for the community of European Poetry.

Our researcher Mariana Curado Malta participated at the Workshop and presented the paper and the POSTDATA project which has been received with a lot of interest from the public.