At 11:39 AM 12/9/98 -0600, Robert de Bruyn wrote:
>I'm looking to create a subject index using TEI Lite in prose text,
>so that information concerning subjects/themes can later be
>extracted. The idea is that sections of text sharing a single theme
>can be extracted from a, as yet to be created, data base.
>Should this even be done, however (and if so; how ?), or would this
>be considered contrary to the spirit of TEI.
Whether or not it should be done is in the end of course entirely up
to you. The TEI includes tags for marking "indexable" points within
the flow of a text, with the idea that software can then go through
the finished text and create an index automatically. Also included
are tags for marking points in an appendix or closer where
automatically generated indices can be inserted. The tags you want
are "index" and "divgen". For a complete discussion, see section 6.2
of the _Guidelines_ (also online at http://www.hti.umich.edu/docs/TEI/ ).
Both the "index" and "divgen" tags were included in the TEI Lite DTD,
so yes, you can use just the TEI Lite.
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