Interdisciplinary Summer School, Workshop and Round Table in Computational Linguistics, Cognitive and Information Science
22nd August - 3rd September 2010
University of Zadar

Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative

Tomaž Erjavec

Page last updated 2010-08-27
Summary: 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. The course should enable students to understand, produce, and use TEI encoded texts of various types and for various purposes.

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The course materials are taken from 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!

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