XML and TEI for Slavic philology

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Description and goals

This three-day hands-on workshop, Monday, 2014-09-15 through Wednesday, 2014-09-17, provides eight and a half hours of instruction in using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines to encode and describe medieval manuscript materials. The instructors are:

The workshop is part of the Textual heritage and information technologies (El’Manuscript-2014) conference, Varna, Bulgaria, 2014-09-15–2014-09-20

Before the workshop

Workshop schedule

Monday, 2014-09-15: Introduction to XML and the general TEI infrastructure

Tuesday, 2014-09-16: Basic TEI encoding for manuscript description

Wednesday, 2014-09-17: Basic TEI encoding for manuscript transcription



Editions of manuscripts and texts

Non-reading views of manuscript and textual information

Catalogs, editions, and portals for Slavic manuscripts and texts


Manuscript description

Many on-line manuscript catalogues provide convenient search interfaces. Here are a few that go beyond that, and might be considered models for how digital manuscript descriptions can support not just more convenient access, but also new types of analysis and visualization. All provide access to the underlying raw XML.