encouraged by Lou's nice words about what's "one person's basic is
another person's ..." let me also ask for advice:
I've just started a project of digitizing a national biographical
lexicon (very much like ODNB). I am thinking of annotating the articles
but at the same time extract that encoded information and place it in a
special block in the <person> element within <listPerson> accompanying
each article, so that the structure in the end would look like:
<person> - encoded data - </person> (biographical entry)
<person> - encoded data - </person> (other persons, mentioned in
<p> - annotated article - </p>
(the structure then repeats for each article)
My idea is that the retrieval system will be able to perform advanced
searches, such as "male historians who also wrote fiction and worked in
Maribor between 1870 and 1920".
Is that the way to do it?
Below is roughly an excerpt from my annotated lexicon:
<floruit notBefore="1892" notAfter="1944"/>
Am I on the right track with this?