Martin Holmes wrote:
> IMHO, the single most significant thing we could all do to encourage the
> use of TEI is to make sure that in every project we do with TEI where
> materials are available online, the TEI XML is also available for view.
This is exactly the laudable approach taken by Charlotte Roueche,
Gabriel Bodard and team for the first publication from the Inscriptions
of Aphrodisias Project, *Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity: The Late Roman
and Byzantine Inscriptions,* http://www.insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004/ .
On the gateway page that provides access to the epigraphic texts, one finds:
<quote>We keenly encourage scholars to download our XML files and
repurpose them to any interesting ends. You may therefore download all
in EpiDoc XML</a>, as a single .zip file (or individually from the
At the bottom of the transformed html page for each epigraphic text, one
finds something like:
You may download this <a
in EpiDoc XML</a>. (You may need the <a
EpiDoc DTD</a> to validate this file.)
The role of TEI in the project, moreover, is well documented:
The EpiDoc Community, which is currently refining a hacked version of
TEI P4 for Greek and Latin epigraphic texts and plans to move to a P5
customization, maintains a sourceforge presence (http://epidoc.sf.net).
Among the resources available there we have a package of example files
(now somewhat behind the revision of our dtd, alas). We do this
specifically to help others get up to speed -- and to critique
constructively -- our flavor of TEI.
Those seeking a TEI on-ramp (or training wheels) for team members may
find interesting one of the EpiDoc community's tools, the Chapel Hill
Electronic Text Converter (CHET-C;
http://epidoc.sourceforge.net/resources.shtml#chetc ). CHETC is a
software tool designed to convert digital texts that employ standard
typographic editorial conventions (as used by Greek and Latin
epigraphists) into EpiDoc/TEI-compliant XML files. It, like everything
else in EpiDoc land, is available under the terms of the GNU General
Tom Elliott, Ph.D.
Director, Pleiades Project
Ancient World Mapping Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Convenor, EpiDoc Collaborative