<relation active="#person_8726289" name="mentions" passive="#person_000001 #person_000002 #person_000005 #person_66462281 #person_66806872" ana="1" source="#carta_es_0001"/>
<relation active="#person_8726289" name="mentions" passive="#person_66806872" ana="2" source="#carta_es_0001”/>
In this case, both <relations> have the same author recorded with @active and several “targets” recorded with @passive. In the first element <relation> those people were mentioned only once - thus I am storing that information using @ana. In the second element the author mentions one of these authorities (they are mostly Latin authors) twice - thus, I used @ana=“2”. Both elements have the same source (@source=“carta_es_0001”) because they are “facts” contained in the same letter. However, I am not very happy with the use of @ana to represent the frequency or the weight of the relation.
Does anyone know an alternative or can share her/his experience/opinion?
(I do not like either using @name to store action verbs like mentions or quotes, but this is the closest way I found in the TEI to emulate RDF or standoff markup).
Thank you for your feedback.