Text Encoding Initiative

The XML Version of the TEI Guidelines


<fs> (Feature structure) analyzes a collection of features and feature alternations as a structural unit.
Attributes (In addition to global attributes and those inherited from complexVal, metadata)
type provides a type for a feature structure.
Datatype: CDATA
Values: Character string, e.g. word structure.
Default: #IMPLIED
feats pointer to features.
Datatype: IDREFS
Values: list of individual IDs for features.
Default: #IMPLIED

May be used instead of having features as content.

rel indicates the relation of the given content to the actual content or value of the feature structure.
Datatype: (eq|ne|sb|ns)
Legal values are:
eq indicates that the actual content is that given.
ne indicates that the actual content is not that given.
sb indicates that the actual content is subsumed by the given content.
ns indicates that the actual content is not subsumed by the given content.
Default: sb

The <fs> element is the only one for which the default rel attribute value is sb. For all others, it is eq.

<fs type="agreement structure" rel="ns">
   <f name="person"><sym value="third"/></f>
   <f name="number"><sym value="singular"/></f>
Module Declared in file teifs2; Additional tag set for feature structures: enabled by TEI.fs
Class complexVal; metadata
Data Description Zero or more features or (feature) alternations.
May contain alt f fAlt
May occur within ab abbr activity actor add addName addrLine address admin affiliation analytic app argument author authority back bibl biblFull biblScope biblStruct birth bloc body byline camera caption case castGroup castItem castList cell channel cit cl classCode closer colloc constitution corr country creation damage date dateRange dateStruct dateline def del derivation descrip dictScrap distance distinct distributor div div0 div1 div2 div3 div4 div5 div6 div7 docAuthor docDate docEdition docImprint docTitle domain edition editor education emph entry entryFree epigraph epilogue etym expan extent f fAlt factuality figDesc figure firstLang foreName foreign form front fsLib funder fw gen genName geogName gloss gram gramGrp graph group head headItem headLabel hi hyph imprimatur imprint interaction item itype l label lang langKnown language lbl lem lg lg1 lg2 lg3 lg4 lg5 list listBibl locale m measure meeting mentioned metDecl monogr mood name nameLink note num number occasion occupation offset ofig opener orgDivn orgName orgTitle orgType orig orth otherForm p per performance persName phr placeName pos preparedness principal prologue pron pubPlace publicationStmt publisher purpose q quote rdg rdgGrp re ref reg region rendition residence resp respStmt restore role roleDesc roleName row rs s salute seg sense series set settlement sic signed soCalled socecStatus sound sp speaker sponsor stage street stress subc supplied surname syll symbol table tagUsage tech term termEntry text tig time timeRange timeStruct title titlePage titlePart tns tr trailer trans u unclear usg vAlt view w wit witDetail witList witness writing xr xref
<!ELEMENT fs %om.RR; ((f | fAlt | alt)*)> 
<!ATTLIST fs  
      type CDATA #IMPLIED
      feats IDREFS #IMPLIED
      rel (eq|ne|sb|ns) "sb">
See further 16.2 Elementary Feature Structures: Features with Binary Values

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