I would probably use tei:category/@corresp rather than @ana, I think, since the relationship between the TEI-encoded concept and the external concept is one of conceptual equivalence rather than that the external concept is an analysis of the TEI-encoded concept.


<category xml:id="parchment" corresp="">

Assuming the terms in the TEI-encoded vocabulary were exact matches for the externally defined terms, if you wanted more explicitness you could even leave off the @corresp and align the two vocabularies in a stand-off manner, with a <linkGroup> and <link>, so as to be able to assign a link type.


<linkGrp xmlns:skos="" type="skos:exactMatch">
   <link target="#parchment"/>
   <!-- etc -->

On 7 November 2015 at 07:23, Martin Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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.


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:

<bibl>Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus</bibl>
<catDesc>Physical descriptors</catDesc>
<catDesc>Insular majuscule</catDesc>
<catDesc>Insular minuscule</catDesc>

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



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