Dear TEI editors, and the TEI mailing list,
Please find below a proposal for a TEI SIG. If the porposal is
accepted, we hope to be able to have at least a short initial meeting
in Baltimore, as both the proposers will be present.
Proposed TEI SIG: Ontologies
Proposed by: The Unit for Digital Documentation, University of Oslo.
The work is planned to be done i co-operation with the EPOCH NoE
(http://www.epoch-net.org/). Contact persons: Christian-Emil Ore and
Řyvind Eide. E-mail: [log in to unmask]
In May and June this year, there was a discussion on the TEI mailing
list about prosopographical tags. This lead to a suggestion that
detailed information about persons (physical and legal), dates,
events, places, objects etc. and their interpretation could be marked
up outside the text, and that this could be connected in on-going
ontology work being done e.g. in the Museum community, such as the
Conceptual Reference Model (CRM).
The proposer is already planning practical work on connecting CRM
conformant information to TEI documents. We hope other interested
members would participate in a discussion on this. Furthermore, we
hope that other members will do similar work on different texts, also
using other ontology systems than the CRM.
The SIG will run a mailing list where these questions (and others)
will be discussed. Results from the work being done on the work of
connecting CRM conformant information to TEI will be reported to the
The SIG will have a first meeting in Baltimore. After that, meetings
will be at the TEI meeting and, when appropriate, connected to other
/ Kind regards,
/ Řyvind Eide, Unit for Digital Documentation, University of Oslo
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