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Hi Dot,

You could use @ana on <category> to point to the definition. But I agree 
it's a bit weird.

It really needs @ref or perhaps @source, I think; I would use that 
myself. We use taxonomies based on Marc Relators in a way similar to 
what you're doing.

Cheers,
Martin

On 15-11-06 12:47 PM, Dot Porter wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm experimenting with using tei:taxonomy to create a set of taxonomies
> both project-specific (invented by me) and pulling from external sources
> (e.g., Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus). I'm stymied because there
> doesn't seem to be a native way to point from terms (tei:category) to a
> uri defining an eternally defined term. So I'm doing this:
>
> <taxonomyxml:id="c"xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0">
> <bibl>Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus</bibl>
> <category>
> <catDesc>Physical descriptors</catDesc>
> <categoryxml:id="c.300011851">
> <catDesc>Parchment</catDesc>
> </category>
> <categoryxml:id="c.300014179">
> <catDesc>Paper</catDesc>
> </category>
> </category>
> <category>
> <catDesc>Scripts</catDesc>
> <categoryxml:id="c.300210143">
> <catDesc>Insular majuscule</catDesc>
> </category>
> <categoryxml:id="c.300210146">
> <catDesc>Insular minuscule</catDesc>
> </category>
> </category>
> </taxonomy>
>
> Where the long number in the tei:category/xml:id is the ID number of the
> term within the AAT, and I can use that to construct a URI during
> processing. But I'd rather have a pointer for the URI (really a URL to
> the definition on the AAT website) directly in the encoding.
>
> Is this possible, and I've just overlooked it? Or is there another way
> to do this in TEI that's not tei:taxonomy? Is this a potential feature
> request?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dot
>
>
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