James Cummings wrote:
>>Seriously though, how do you suggest we get the views of "that
>>community" other than by involving them in some such way?
>I will forward this message to one (who may indeed be lurking
>on this list as well) who might be interested. There is also
>the [log in to unmask] mailing list. Although fairly
>quiet recently I know is read by a number of interested parties
>who have developed their own formats for storing event and persona
>based information related to genealogy.
I doubt I'm the one to whom Dr. Cummings was referring, but among the
projects I've been involved in is this was:
What is not necessarily evident from the front end is that the project
draws on an XML file for each cemetery. These are validating with a
variant of TEI that Sebastian developed called "teicem". Essentially
the cemetery listing is a TEI corpus with each stone its own document.
Each reference to an individual name is tagged pretty much as has been
discussed. We've taken advantage of that in a couple of places in the
site navigation system.
I can't take credit data collection or mark up. I was only involved in
the presentation and search layers and some of the bigger project design
issues (it's cross-searched with some other TEI documents.)