The following document is now available on the TEI-L fileserver:
TEI APBN W1: The Relationship Between the TEI.2 Header and
the BNC Corpus and Text Headers
4 September 1992 (Draft)
The British National Corpus (BNC) project is currently constructing
a 100 million word corpus of modern British English for use in
linguistic research. It is a collaborative, pre-competitive
initiative carried out by Oxford University Press (OUP), Longman
Group UK Ltd., Chambers, Lancaster University's Unit for Computer
Research in the English Language (UCREL), Oxford University
Computing Services (OUCS), and the British Library. The project
receives funding from the UK Department of Trade and Industry and
the Science and Engineering Research Council within their Joint
Framework for Information Technology.
The British National Corpus is an affiliated project of the TEI,
one of several encoding projects in North America and Europe that
have agreed to put the TEI recommendations to the test of practice
through use in their work.
This paper may be obtained from the TEI-L Fileserver by sending a
note to Listserv@UICVM or [log in to unmask] with no subject, and
the following message line(s):
Get APBNW1 XXX
where "XXX" is the filetype. TEI APBN W1 is available in
Postscript (PS); if you do not have the ability to print from
this, a TeX version will be available shortly, and hard copies are
available from the TEI office (send requests to above E-Mail).
Thus, a typical message to Listserv might read as follows:
Get APBNW1 PS
OBTAINING TEI APBN W1 VIA FTP FROM ENGLAND
TEI APBN W1 may also be obtained by FTP from the SGML Project at the
University of Exeter in England.
To obtain it via anonymous FTP from Exeter, your computer system must
be on the InterNet. If it is, you should be able to give the command
FTP sgml1.ex.ac.uk or FTP 22.214.171.124
This will connect you to the Exeter SGMLbox. In reponse to the User
prompt, enter "anonymous" (or "ftp"), as with other anonymous FTP ser-
vers. You will be asked for a password: please supply your full e-mail
address. Once connected, type the following commands:
(where xxx is the filetype as mentioned above; note however that the
filename must be given in all lower-case letters -- ps, tex)
[Note: APBNW1 PS may not be available on Exeter FTP until approximately
a week after this announcement.]
OBTAINING TEI APBN W1 FROM GERMANY MARKUP-L FILESERVER
Use the same procedure described above for receiving files from
TEI-L fileserver, but send note to [log in to unmask] or
[log in to unmask]
[Note: APBNW1 PS may not be available on Markup-L fileserver until
approximately a week after this announcement.]
OBTAINING TEI APBN W1 VIA FTP FROM WITHIN JAPAN
TEI APBN W1 may also be obtained by FTP from the the following two sites
in Japan. Those who can reach these sites are strongly recommended to
get the file from either of them.
PINE is for those accessing from the western part of the country and
the HITACHI site is for those accessing from the easter part.
The standard anonymous ftp login procedure and restrictions apply at
each site. The file is in the following directories, slightly
different between the sites:
On PINE, it is in pub/TEI and on FTP.HITACHI-SK.CO.JP
it is in pub/doc/TEI.
A file named "README" contains the updated information on the content
of the directory.
Each release of files is packed in the tar and compressed format,
with the announced file name at the top, viz., in this case
APBNW1.tar.Z (n.b. lower/upper case must be exactly as shown here)
This file contains all the released formats. Users are advised to be
reminded that the compressed files are binary.
If you have any trouble obtaining this document, please contact
Professor Syun Tutiya of Chiba University. Prof. Tutiya will be glad
to help those who do not have ftp connections, either on an email or
floppy disk basis. Also, those who are in the Asian countries are
welcome to contact him to receive the TEI files from their area.
Prof. Tutiya's address is:
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