On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 00:37, Charles Muller wrote:
> I've been approached by a couple of Harvard PhD students in East Asian
> Languages and Cultures who are looking for help in setting up the
> framework for a Buddhist Studies related Chinese-Sanskrit-Tibetan
> terminological database. I'm recommending that they try to do this in
> XML, using TEI, and if they decide to go this route, I'll do my best
> to advise them with my limited abilities.
I think I've been talking to one of them, but you are certainly braver
than I. I had indicated the easier route of a simple text file made for
use with something such as the Dictionary Server Protocol (DICT):
I had decided against suggesting the more difficult route of offered by
the TEI, or that a while ago I had begun knocking together a basic P5
Maitreya / Asaṅga (purported) , Sanskrit-Tibetan-Chinese Buddhist
Terminology based on the Yogācārabhūmi: a TEI transcription. Base edns:
YOKOYAMA, Koitsu & HIROSAWA, Takayuki, eds..
The markup is intentionally sparse, just enough -- header, page and
section refs and so on -- to get it to compile and work with a lightly
hacked version of Philologic. For the database in action please follow
Philologica at Indica-et-Buddhica.org
Hit the `Search' button *without* entering a search term to get a list
of the texts loaded so far.
Further details about Philologic itself -- and I can't speak highly
enough of this splendid set of scripts -- can be obtained here:
I'll leave it to you to decide if any of this would be of interest to
your students. If you think it may be, then by all means refer them back
to me. Can't offer anything more than a few pointers, but who knows,
perhaps in the early stages this is just what they need.
Richard MAHONEY | internet: http://indica-et-buddhica.org/
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