when discussing TEI-related stuff, and especially when praising the many
virtues and advantages of TEI XML encoding, one of my favorite arguments
is that not only TEI is a great format when aiming for long-term data
preservation, but it also allows data interchange among different
projects (that's one of the possible meanings of the 'I' in TEI, right?).
A colleague and friend of mine who has a somewhat different opinion of
TEI encoding, recently wrote an article where he stated that this
advantage is just a theoretical one, because there are *no* projects
actually sharing TEI data originating from somewhere else.
I was going to fire up a mail to answer this claim, when I realized that
I couldn't think, on the top of my head, of one or more projects doing
exactly that: can you help me finding examples? and, if such interchange
is less than expected/desirable, what could be the reason? projects
jealously keeping all XML data private, or making those available with a
very restrictive license?
Thank you in advance,
Roberto Rosselli Del Turco roberto.rossellidelturco at unito.it
Dipartimento di Studi rosselli at ling.unipi.it
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