On 11/06/15 15:45, Torsten Schassan wrote:
> Dear Magdalena, dear Piotr,
> thanks for your answers and your thoughts.
> The reason why I put "(sometimes)" in the subject line was exactly that
> in those cases where <choice> contains just that single "word" I do see
> the semantic equivalence. Nonetheless, I think that <choice> doesn't
> target at sub-word level but rather at words or multiple words. Thus,
> I'm surprised that both of you consider to go for (c), I thought (b) to
> be more natural.
I'd go for a or c. But generally, I view <abbr> and <expan> to
be at the same level as words. They mark an abbreviated or
expanded word. (Ok, it could be used for phrases, but I would
only rarely do so I think.)
To me <w type="expandedWord">consilio</w> and
are very very close in meaning.
However, I'd say you are wrong when you say "that <choice>
doesn't target at sub-word level but rather at words or multiple
words". You could have marked up your text as:
(ignoring the issue of the linebreak here). I mean I wouldn't do
that, but it is a possibility. If doing that it would be a short
step to auto-generating the markup below though.
For simplicity in processing I would have probably done:
>> - Will your <w>s carry IDs? And if so, for what purpose(s)?
> <w> might carry IDs but its main purpose is to deal with the <lb/>
> according to the needs of the reader: Either show line breaks and the
> separator or to suppress both. Another typical application in our
> digital library is to attach to it the coordinates of the word on the
> page in order to highlight a search result.
And don't forget to enable other future users to point into your
(publicly available) TEI XML file to comment on bits of the text,
or provide alternative markup, etc. of course.
Dr James Cummings, [log in to unmask]
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford