Lectures in the school
Volume of course: 4 lectures (8 hours), 2 practical sessions (4 hours).
This course is intended to provide a good introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Recommendations for the Encoding of Digital Texts. The course is aimed at researchers in any Humanities discipline who have some technical knowledge (for example, the ability to use e-mail and the web) and are aware of the potential of digital texts. It is also suitable for technical support staff working with such users.
Topics covered will include:
Part 1: Introduction to basic concepts of encoding.
Origins, objectives, and achievements of the TEI.
Review of fundamental concepts of XML and schema languages.
How to build a TEI XML schema, using Roma.
How to use an XML editor to validate documents.
Part 2: An overview of how people use the TEI scheme.
TEI proposals for encoding of specific kinds of material
* manuscripts, historical records,
* literary texts, oral texts,
* linguistic corpora
TEI metadata proposals (the TEI Header)
A review of XML software tools and their abilities
Each day will combine hands-on practice with formal presentations. Materials are available online from the TEI at Oxford website - http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/Oxford/2008-08-kazan/.
The course will be given in English, with simultaneous translation into Russian. The course materials will also be provided in Russian.