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You should have a look at the Corpus Encoding Standard (CES) at
http://www.cs.vassar.edu/CES, in which levels of encoding such as you
describe are fully defined for corpora.
 
--Nancy Ide
 
 
A.H. van der Weel writes:
 > In the late Spring of this year a group of interested parties in the
 > Netherlands met to discuss the possibility of =93streamlining=94 TEI usag=
 > e
 > in order to promote interchangeability of tagged texts, especially for
 > use in searchable textbases. The parties involved (Bureau voor
 > Editiewetenschap en Bronnenstudie, Belgi=EB, Leiden University Library,
 > Nederlandse Taalunie, Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie,
 > Constantijn Huygens Instituut voor Teksteditie, Electronic Text Centre
 > Leiden and others) expressed an interest in supporting a further
 > exploration of the practical possiblities of such streamlining. The
 > Electronic Text Centre Leiden (ETCL) offered to carry out this
 > exploration.=20
 >
 > In recent months the ETCL has worked on drafting a preliminary proposal.
 > It was envisaged that it would be possible to define within the extreme
 > flexibility of TEI two =93levels=94 of TEI usage: a minimal level of TEI
 > usage, which would be common to all texts and a further, deeper level of
 > tagging.=20
 >
 > On 24 January 2000 the Electronic Text Centre Leiden is hosting a
 > one-day meeting of interested parties from the Netherlands and Belgium
 > to discuss the proposal.
 >
 > With apologies for the amount of work in progress you will encounter,
 > more information about the meeting and the proposal can be found at http:=
 > //www.etcl.nl/teiguide/.
 >
 > We welcome all comments.
 >
 > --=20
 > Adriaan van der Weel
 > Chairman, Leiden Centre for the Book
 > Humanities coordinator Electronic Text Centre Leiden
 > University of Leiden
 > PO Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands
 > Tel. +31 71 5272141/2144. Fax 2149
 >
 
 
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