I have been remiss in not expressing my thanks sooner for the many
replies, both on- and off-list, to my questions regarding possible
ways of encoding or expanding abbreviations in primary sources.
I was secretly hoping to be told I was completely out to lunch to
want to "encode the word" in order to make the expanded form
available for indexing and retrieval. Instead, I got a number of
insightful replies illuminating various aspects of the problem. While
it doesn't make the decision any easier, it will certainly make it a
better decision (however we end up doing it).
So, my thanks go not only to all of you who replied but also to the
TEI community at large for providing a great framework in which these
issues can be discussed.
Peter C. Gorman
Senior Technology Librarian
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Library Technology Group
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