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Hello List,

I am encoding information derived from letters - rather than encoding the texts themselves. 

I am interested in representing mentions and how many times the author of the letter is mentioning each named entity. I am currently using <relation> to encode these pieces of information along with <person>:

<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. 


Best,


-- 
Dr. Antonio Rojas Castro
Post-doctoral Researcher, Cologne Center for eHumanities
Editor, The Programming Historian en español
<http://www.antoniorojascastro.com>