The course introduces the
Text Encoding Initiative
Guidelines, an open
standard for the representation of texts in digital form, based on
XML. The TEI Guidelines specify encoding methods for machine-readable
texts, chiefly in the humanities, social sciences and
linguistics. Since 1994, the TEI Guidelines have been widely used by
libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars to present
texts for online research, teaching, and preservation. In addition to
the Guidelines themselves, TEI provides a variety of supporting
resources, including materials for learning TEI, information on
projects using the TEI, TEI-related publications, and software
developed for or adapted to the TEI. The course will introduce the TEI
Guidelines Version P5 and show how to apply them for use on various
text types, such as encoding of digital editions, dictionaries, and
annotated corpora. Lectures are accompanied by hands-on sessions. The
course should enable students to understand, produce, and use TEI
encoded texts of various types and for various purposes.
Modelling an HTML document in TEI, for preference form Wikipedia.
||Next steps with Roma: available templates, adding, removing modules and elements, an example parametrisation
||More TEI elements and attributes
Making a document with linked texts
Conversion to HTML
Student presentations: plan for seminar work
||Parametrising TEI II.
||Adding a new element to TEI
Assesment and Due Dates
The course score is computed on the basis of:
- Assignments (30%): two assignments, to be handed in one, max. two weeks after receiving the assignment.
- Project (70%): composed of the practical work + written report,
formatted as a usual conference paper. The project work is
to be presented at the last lecture (15.1.2010) and the
report handed in by the end of the term (1.2.2007), at the latest.
The course materials are heavily based on the following sources, by
Syd Bauman, Lou Burnard, Matthew Driscoll, Julia Flanders, Sebastian Rahtz, and others
Thanks to all the people who have put work in preparing the above materias,
and special thanks for making them available on the web and
allowing others to teach by them!