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For a longer introduction there is of course the open access book by this guy called Lou Burnard...

https://books.openedition.org/oep/426?lang=en

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There are 2 messages totaling 117 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Query on articles introducing TEI (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 17:59:10 +0100 From: Peter Flynn Subject: Re: Query on articles introducing TEI On 07/09/18 04:04, Charles Muller wrote:> I just received the following from a local IT guy who is thinking about > checking out the TEI conference next week: > >> Hello Charles, >> Can you recommend a good article on explaining what TEI is, for people >> who don't already know what it is? :-) I poked around the conference >> website, then the tei-c.org website. Then I started looking at the P5 >> spec, and now I feel like I've gone from descriptions that are too >> high-level to too low-level! >> >> I guess what I am trying to grasp is: why TEI? What is the problem it >> solves, that does not. Good question. The Wikipedia article is good, but it doesn't directly answer the second question, although the examples (prose, verse) provide an indirect answer from which he may infer the Truth. > I gave him a brief response, comparing the flexibility and granularity > of TEI to LaTeX, relational databases, etc. Can anyone recommend some > appropriate articles? _What does XML give the LaTeX user?_ https://tug.org/pracjourn/2005-2/flynn/flynn.pdf What I told my students was: The problem it solves (IMNSHO) is IDENTITY. XML (and by extension, TEI, and all the other vocabularies) lets you say unambiguously that this bunch of characters is the title of this document, and that this bunch of characters is the seventeenth paragraph in the third section of chapter 5. It usually says nothing at all about what it looks like, only that it exists, and this is what people call it. (LaTeX, on the other hand, *could* be coerced into do that, but it's much better storing your document in XML and using XSLT to turn it into LaTeX when you want a formatted copy.) Relational databases are, in a wild generalization, useless for storing any quantity of running text bigger than a shopping list. But they are excellent for RELATED tables and lists. As your colleague is in IT, and I'm recently ex-IT support for TEI in my institution, by all means tell him to email me if he wants to chat. If he's going to support TEI, then the TEI Conference would be an ideal place to start (it was an ACH meeting I went to where Lou and Michael explained everything in fine detail that got me started). ///Peter ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 12:30:00 -0500 From: Kevin Hawkins Subject: Re: Query on articles introducing TEI For a local IT guy without any particular background in textual studies, I would start with http://www.tei-c.org/support/learn/ -- in particular, the "Introducing the TEI Guidelines" and then any relevant links under "Generic tutorials on the "Teach Yourself TEI" page. --Kevin On 9/6/18 10:04 PM, Charles Muller wrote: > Colleagues, > > I just received the following from a local IT guy who is thinking about > checking out the TEI conference next week: > > > Hello Charles, > > Can you recommend a good article on explaining what TEI is, for people > > who don't already know what it is? :-) I poked around the conference > > website, then the tei-c.org website. Then I started looking at the P5 > > spec, and now I feel like I've gone from descriptions that are too > > high-level to too low-level! > > > > I guess what I am trying to grasp is: why TEI? What is the problem it > > solves, that does not. > > I gave him a brief response, comparing the flexibility and granularity > of TEI to Latex, relational databases, etc. Can anyone recommend some > appropriate articles? > > Regards, > > Chuck > > --------------------------- > A. Charles Muller, Professor > > Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology > Faculty of Letters > University of Tokyo > 7-3-1 Hong˛, Bunky˛-ku > Tokyo 113-8654, Japan > > Office Phone: 03-5841-3735 > > Web Site: Resources for East Asian Language and Thought > http://www.acmuller.net > > Twitter: @H_Buddhism ------------------------------ End of TEI-L Digest - 6 Sep 2018 to 7 Sep 2018 (#2018-158) **********************************************************