Since I'm quoted in your query, I'll try to put my text where my
Here's a crudely tagged (P4-ish) copy of the Book of Common Prayer, 1549
edition (STC 16270A): http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfs/tcp/S16270a.pdcc.xml
Using mostly drama tags, but a very limited generic tag set designed for
the bulk tagging of tens of thousands of diverse books. An advantage of
using a limited tag set to begin with is that it forces you to think of
the overall structure of the markup before getting lost in the detail...
On Tue, Sep 25, 2018, at 12:19, Daniel Schwartz wrote:
> I just agreed to help out with TEI encoding of a liturgy project. If list
> members could provide links to examples of TEI used for liturgical texts
> and/or schemas for the same that would be most appreciated. Thank you.
> All best,
> On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 1:51 PM Paul Schaffner <[log in to unmask]>
> > I have raised this question before, back when we were encoding
> > lots of variants on the Englsh and Latin prayer books. We never did
> > find a wholly satisfactory encoding for liturgical texts, partly because
> > they are so various amongst themselves (what works for one will
> > not necessarily work for another), and partly because they can be
> > so various within a single text: the div-level organization can be
> > very confusing, without any clear hierarchy, with one labelled chunk
> > succeeding another without evident organization; within these
> > chunks, once finds a mixture of (often unmarked and often abbreviated)
> > 'rubrics' (i.e, instructions, or narratives that serve in place of
> > instructions;
> > descriptions of alternative versions, etc.); readings, often in the
> > form of quotations or centos of quotations; prayers, sometimes
> > in the form of litanies, sometimes not; call-and-response type
> > structures
> > (antiphons); hymns; etc., all rather jumbled together.
> > Most of the time, when the format supported it, we opted for
> > dramatic tags: <speaker> for "Priest:" "People:"; <stage>
> > for rubrics (instructions); and <sp> for short direct speeches.
> > But this structure could not be maintained, since dramatically
> > formatted text would immediately give way to (say)
> > Lectio IV.
> > or
> > PRAYER.
> > ...
> > which might or might not be spoken by the same person who had
> > just been given a <sp> tag. Leading one to doubt whether to
> > create a new div at that point; or a floating text within the
> > currently open <sp>, or something different altogether. We might
> > start tagging rubrics as <stage>, then find a rubric that turned into
> > a multi-page commentary, for which <stage> seemed very
> > awkward at best.
> > In a word, though we used the drama tags, and supported
> > their semantic appropriateness, the actual structure of the documents
> > invariably seemed to make them problematic to apply, or to
> > apply consistently or confidently. I think in the end we would have
> > done better to have used a much more generic div/p/seg structure
> > -- though that has its problems too.
> > pfs
> > On Mon, Apr 3, 2017, at 14:21, Lou Burnard wrote:
> > > Well, yes, <seg> CAN be used like that, to cover all sorts of edge
> > > cases. (Though you may find it needs to be wrapped up in a <p> or
> > > something similar).
> > > But if you;re interested in marking up the liturgy semantically, why not
> > > do the job properly, using <sp> and <p> and <lg> for the various
> > > scripted parts, and <stage> for the "directions" ? Alternatively, you
> > > could use <note>, perhaps with a @type attribute to indicate that it's
> > > an instruction. Either of these options has the advantage that it can
> > > appear within or between paragraphs.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 03/04/17 16:57, Hayim Lapin wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hello all,
> > > >
> > > > A colleague working on liturgical texts (in fact, seasonably
> > > > appropriate: the text for the passover seder) asked how her group
> > > > might encode liturgical instructions ("here the cup is raised"; "In X
> > > > circumstances the following is recited").
> > > >
> > > > I suggested <seg> using @type and @subtype attributes as necessary to
> > > > specify further. However, my guess is that there are people on this
> > > > list who have far more experience than me with this sort of thing.
> > > >
> > > > Any suggestions?
> > > > Many thanks,
> > > > --
> > > > Hayim Lapin
> > > > Professor of History
> > > > Robert H. Smith Professor of Jewish Studies
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> > > > College Park, MD 20190
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> > >
> > >
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> Christian Initiation in Theodore of Mopsuestia* (Center for Hellenic
> Studies, 2013)
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