I've been tempted to use <taxonomy> for a very similar purpose, but
wouldn't that be a sort of "tag abuse"? Since from what I understand
reading the relative section in the Guidelines this element should be
used for *bibliographical* taxonomies only, it is not a general purpose
I would then suggest to use @ana with <seg>, as you do too, pointing to
a number of <interp>s in an <interpGrp>.
Il 28.04.2017 21:24 Piotr Bański ha scritto:
> Dear Mike,
> It looks like your system assumes a rich taxonomy of objects the
> textual cues to which you choose to identify in your corpus. I would
> suggest that you first explore the possibilities that <taxonomy> gives
> you, as it will free you of the need to parse your attributes later
> on, but it will also force you (or help you) to keep your (so far
> merely implied) taxonomy consistent throughout.
> Below is a fragment that uses <seg> alone -- which you may like,
> because it's simpler for the encoders.
> 1. the markup below presupposes several hierarchically organised
> <taxonomy> elements in the header.
> 2. I am not sure what you use @function for, so I just keep it as-is
> 3. It is a good idea to index at least the added <seg> elements. The
> indices I added to them have nearly random content.
> 4. You don't need @prev on the last one, but it may be useful. It's up
> to you and your tools. I assumed a rule whereby if there is no @ana
> attribute, it means that the <seg> is a continuation, and @prev points
> to the previous one in the chain. But YMMV.
> 5. Sorry about the line breaks, you may want to paste this fragment
> into your test TEI document and reformat.
> Hope this helps,
> <p>In the <seg xml:id="d-p3-s3" ana="#place.main">Country
> of the Bhargas, on Mount
> Śuśumāra in a fearsome forest of wild animals</seg>
> with a <seg xml:id="d-p3-s4"
> ana="#audience.Gen">great saṅgha of about 500 monks,
> eminent śrāvaka-elders who
> possessed clairvoyance</seg>.</p>
> <p><seg xml:id="d-p-s43" function="modul"
> ana="#past.life.Who">if you wonder whether the
> brahmin boy Bhadraśuddha was then at that time
> someone else, or you are of two
> minds about it, or doubtful, do not see him so. Why?
> Because the bodhisattva
> mahāsattva Maitreya himself was then at that time
> the brahmin boy
> <seg xml:id="d-p-s44" function="modul"
> type="#qualities.Buddha" next="#d-p-s45">The
> Tathāgata was handsome and charismatic, controlled
> in his faculties and in his
> mind. He had attained excellence in control and calm
> abiding, and superiority in
> control and calm abiding. He guarded his faculties,
> elephant-like in control of
> his passions, and was radiant, unsullied, and clear
> like a lake.</seg></p>
> <p><seg xml:id="d-p-s45" function="modul"
> prev="#d-p-s44">His body was adorned with the
> thirty-two marks of a great being, and with the
> eighty minor marks, like the
> blossoming flower of a royal sal tree, and towering
> like Mount Meru, the king of
> mountains. His face was as calm as the sphere of the
> moon, and radiantly clear and
> brilliant like the sphere of the sun. His body was
> proportioned like a nyagrodha
> tree, blazing with light and great
> On 28/04/17 09:41, Mike Engle wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I'm involved in a project in which we're marking up a large body of
>> literature and we want to mark various passages in the texts as
>> significant, in essence labeling them as "this" or "that". We took a
>> look through the TEI Guidelines and decided to use <seg> and <interp>
>> mark the various passages with different attributes to specifiy what
>> type of passage it is.
>> For example, with <interp>:
>> In the <interptype="placeMain">Country of the Bhargas, on Mount
>> in a fearsome forest of wild animals</interp> with a <interp
>> type="audienceGen">great saṅgha of about 500 monks, eminent
>> śrāvaka-elders who possessed clairvoyance</interp>.
>> And with <seg>:
>> <segfunction="modul"type="pastLifeWho">if you wonder whether the
>> brahmin boy
>> Bhadraśuddha was then at that time someone
>> or you are of two minds
>> about it, or doubtful, do not see him so. Why?
>> Because the bodhisattva
>> mahāsattva Maitreya himself was then at that
>> time the brahmin boy
>> Two questions:
>> 1) Since this is going to be a very long term and labor extensive
>> project, I wanted to check and see if the community in general felt
>> was a reasonable way to mark these passages and also if there are any
>> suggestions for other ways to do this which might work better. Can
>> anyone suggest any other elements that might be useful for this kind
>> 2) We have a problem of going across elements (breaking the nesting
>> to speak). For instance, a passage might start in the middle of one
>> paragraph and finish halfway through another paragraph, and when we
>> it the tag begins in one paragraph and closes in the next. The schema
>> doesn't like this one bit, and I'm wondering what is the best way to
>> handle this. For example:
>> <p><seg function="modul" type="qualitiesBuddha">The Tathāgata was
>> handsome and charismatic,
>> controlled in his faculties and in his mind.
>> had attained excellence in
>> control and calm abiding, and superiority in
>> control and calm abiding. He
>> guarded his faculties, elephant-like in
>> of his passions, and
>> was radiant, unsullied, and clear like a
>> <p>His body was adorned with the
>> thirty-two marks of a great being, and with
>> eighty minor marks, like the
>> blossoming flower of a royal sal tree, and
>> towering like Mount Meru, the
>> king of mountains. His face was as calm as the
>> sphere of the moon, and
>> radiantly clear and brilliant like the sphere
>> the sun. His body was proportioned like a
>> nyagrodha tree, blazing with light
>> and great splendor.</seg></p>
>> Any help is greatly appreciate. Forgive the formatting