currently, a relatively big EU-funded research project attempts to
accomplish something for philosophy corpora that sounds close to what you
have in mind: the Discovery project (

Unfortunately, I'm not sure where they stand right now, neither do I know
anything about the technical details of their implementation. I'm not sure
if they strictly use TEI markup proper, or if the annotation layers are
stand-offish, but with WAB Bergen as a member institution, I would expect
them to do things in a spirit at least close to the TEI.

Best wishes,

Markus Flatscher

The Collected Works of Ferdinand Ebner
(The Brenner Archives/Austrian Science Fund #P18428)
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2008/8/17 Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]>

> How feasible and/or practical do you think "crowd sourcing" TEI files would
> be?
> [...]
> Suppose many classic texts were marked-up in TEI. Suppose there were
> stylesheets that allowed you to turn on or turn off other people's
> commentary/annotations or allowed you to turn on or turn off particular
> people's commentary/annotation. Wouldn't that be interesting?
> Moreover, what if some sort of tool, widget, or system were created that
> allowed anybody to add commentary to texts in the form of TEI mark-up. Do
> you think this would be feasible? Useful?
> --
> Eric Lease Morgan
> University of Notre Dame