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The XML Version of the TEI Guidelines


<term> contains a single-word, multi-word, or symbolic designation which is regarded as a technical term.
Attributes (In addition to global attributes and those inherited from hqphrase)
type classifies the term using some typology.
Datatype: CDATA
Values: any string of characters; for serious terminological work, values should be taken from the dictionary of data element types specified in ISO WD 12 620.
Default: #IMPLIED

A computational device that infers structure from grammatical
strings of words is known as a <term>parser</term>, and much
of the history of NLP over the last 20 years has been occupied
with the design of parsers.
We may define <term id="tdpv" rend="sc">discoursal point of view</term>
as <gloss target="tdpv">the relationship, expressed through discourse
structure, between the implied author or some other addresser,
and the fiction.</gloss>

In formal terminological work, there is frequently discussion over whether terms must be atomic or may include multi-word lexical items, symbolic designations, or phraseological units. The <term> element may be used to mark any of these. No position is taken on the philosophical issue of what a term can be; the looser definition simply allows the <term> element to be used by practitioners of any persuasion.

Module Declared in file teicore2; Core tag sets: enabled when any TEI base is enabled
Class hqphrase
Data Description free prose
May contain #PCDATA abbr add addSpan address alt altGrp anchor app c caesura cb certainty cl corr damage date dateRange dateStruct del delSpan distinct emph expan fLib foreign formula fs fsLib fvLib fw gap geogName gloss handShift hi index interp interpGrp join joinGrp lang lb link linkGrp m measure mentioned milestone name num oRef oVar orgName orig pRef pVar pb persName phr placeName ptr ref reg respons restore rs s seg sic soCalled space span spanGrp supplied term time timeRange timeStruct timeline title unclear w xptr xref
May occur within ab abbr activity actor add addName addrLine admin affiliation author authority bibl biblScope birth bloc byline camera caption case castItem catDesc cell channel cl classCode closer colloc constitution corr country creation damage date dateRange def del derivation descrip dictScrap distance distinct distributor docAuthor docDate docEdition docImprint domain edition editor education emph entryFree etym expan extent factuality figDesc firstLang foreName foreign form funder fw gen genName gloss gram gramGrp head headItem headLabel hi hyph imprimatur interaction item itype keywords l label lang langKnown language lbl lem locale measure meeting mentioned mood name nameLink note num number occasion occupation opener orgDivn orgName orgTitle orgType orig orth otherForm p per persName phr placeName pos preparedness principal pron pubPlace publisher purpose q quote rdg re ref reg region rendition residence resp restore role roleDesc roleName rs s salute seg sense settlement sic signed soCalled socecStatus sound speaker sponsor stage street stress subc supplied surname syll symbol tagUsage tech term tig time timeRange title titlePart tns tr trailer trans u unclear usg view wit witDetail witness writing xr xref
<!ELEMENT term %om.RR; %phrase.seq;> 
<!ATTLIST term  
      type CDATA #IMPLIED>
See further 6.3.4 Terms, Glosses, and Cited Words; 13.2 Tags for Terminological Data

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