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On 24/11/2017 11:42, Paterson, Duncan wrote:
> Wouldn’t Tapas http://www.tapasproject.org be a natural candidate for
> VoID sitemap?
> I would very much welcome something along these line.
Duncan,

One would think so.  Though a quick glance at this resource suggests
that its name is sadly indicative of the content - lots of 'samples' in
there.  Also the advanced search falls over when asked to find things.

Richard

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>> On 22. Nov 2017, at 10:18, Richard Light <[log in to unmask]
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>> Lou,
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>> Fair question: it's something from the Linked Data world (which I
>> would like the TEI community to be a part of, in some sense):
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>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VoID
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>> https://www.w3.org/TR/void/
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>> They're talking there about referencing RDF datasets, but the
>> principle could equally apply to TEI documents.  Think XML Catalogs
>> with additional useful metadata about each document.
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>> The core idea with Linked Data is that entities of interest have
>> fixed, dereferenceable URIs. Dereferenceable means that you can
>> request the URI (possibly in a special way) and get
>> machine-processible data back.  I would like to see TEI documents
>> having this level of accessibility.  It needn't be hard: just post
>> the XML document on the web and publish its URL.
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>> When I went looking for examples of <listPerson> last night, I found
>> the TEI samples page [1]. I have no idea which of the resources
>> listed there contains <listPerson> examples, so I had to go down the
>> page and:
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>>   * read the descriptive text, to judge whether it was worth having a
>>     look at the resource
>>   * check the licence information (where given) to see if I could use
>>     it, were it to be useful
>>   * follow the link to the resource
>>   * [typically,] unzip the .gz archive it points to, and then further
>>     unzip the tar archive that contains
>>   * explore the directory structure and files I have now found,
>>     opening each individually in my favourite XML editor
>>   * scan each XML document for <listPerson> elements (mostly without
>>     success)
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>> This is hardly 'programmatic access'.  A key idea with Linked Data is
>> that you (or rather a software agent) can 'follow its nose', looking
>> up Linked Data URIs, parsing the resources they point to, finding
>> mentions of further resources within the first result and moving on
>> to those.  It's treating the Web as a distributed database, and I
>> would like TEI documents to be BLOB fields within that distributed
>> database.  One obvious use case would be Open Annotation [2].
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>> Best wishes,
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>> Richard
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>> [1] https://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/Samples_of_TEI_texts
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>> [2] https://www.w3.org/community/openannotation/
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>> On 21/11/2017 23:17, Lou Burnard wrote:
>>> On 21/11/17 21:30, Richard Light wrote:
>>>>   Is there a 'VoID sitemap' of the TEI world, and if not, shouldn't
>>>> there be?
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>>> Hello Richard
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>>> OK, I'll bite. WTF is a "VoID sitemap" ?
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>> -- 
>> *Richard Light*
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*Richard Light*