I have been following the discussion on TEI-L about manuscript
transcription while wondering how to promote the TEI more effectively.
It occurred to me that there are modern analogies to tracing textual
history as one would with a manuscript or group of manuscripts.
Email discussions, documents that have undergone revision or that are
based on earlier documents. Does that sound like the Enron archives or
the archives of the US Tobacco litigation?
Or perhaps discovery in modern legal cases?
Perhaps scribal hand annotations won't be needed but texts are texts,
whether they are written in clay or some more ephemeral media.
I know that e-discovery is a very "hot" topic but have been out of the
field too long to even know what tools are currently available. It would
be something that our colleagues at universities with law schools could
And to ask if TEI either as a format or method of analysis would be of
Hope everyone is having a great day!
PS: Opinions about email as a document class? Or profile?
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