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TEI Guidelines (abstract)

A Search and Browse synopsis of the documentation (published as an 11.5-MB CD or printed "doorstop" three-volume set) for the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), made available from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia, including Search the TEI Guidelines and Browse the TEI Guidelines.

After three drafts, the Text Encoding Initiative has released the documentation concluding their initial development effort as Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange (P3). The TEI is intended to provide a standard format for machine-readable-text and data-interchange research in the humanities, using an adaptation of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). The Web synopsis of P3 covers all the major headings of the full document, and includes such examples as:

For example, using the Beta code transcription developed for ancient Greek by the Thesaurus Linguæ Græcæ,
  • Thesaurus Linguæ Græcæ, Beta Manual (Irvine: TLG, [1988]). See also
  • Luci Berkowitz and Karl A. Squitier, Thesaurus Linguæ Græcæ Canon of Greek Authors and Works 2nd edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986).
one would transcribe the start of the Iliad of Homer thus:
 *MH=NIN A)/EIDE QEA\ *PHLHI+A/DEW *)AXILH=OS  OU)LOME/NHN, H(\

MURI/'

*)AXAIOI=S A)/LGE' E)/QHKE,

(Jean Jacobson.)


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Michael Hancher

Department of English, University of Minnesota

URL: http://umn.edu/home/mh/ebibjj6.html

Comments to: mh@umn.edu

Created 13 June 1995

Last revised 17 September 1996




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