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Introduction to coding literary texts with XML-TEI

Initiation à l’encodage XML-TEI des textes patrimoniaux

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Published on Thursday, April 02, 2015 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The « Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes » (BVH) in Tours have been running this course since 2005 with the number of attendees ever increasing due to the growing possibilities in Digital Humanities. This training course is specifically aimed at professionals whether they are researchers, technicians, teachers or librarian.

Announcement

Presentation

The TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) is a multidisciplinary, academic initiative which aims to standardise the coding of documents as far as possible in order to facilitate the exchange and analysis of them. Used in the fields of research in Human Sciences (linguistics, history, literature, etc), in digital publishing and in certain libraries, the TEI provides solutions in the form of XML for beginners and experts alike. Thanks to its modular system, it can be adapted to the specific requirements of projects in order to edit, distribute, analyse, take advantage of, and view coded texts. The TEI consortium offers coding solutions specifically designed for literary documents and also enables us to develop them.

The Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR) and the team at the “Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes” (BVH) in Tours have been running this course since 2005 with the number of attendees ever increasing due to the growing possibilities in Digital Humanities. Initially delivered to the students following the Master’s course “Patrimoine Écrit et Édition Numérique” (“Literary Texts and Digital Publishing”) at the CESR, this annual event is specifically aimed at professionals whether they are researchers, technicians, or have a background in the teaching of or as a librarian of literary texts.

Audience

  • All professionals interested in the structuring of textual sources with XML who already have a good working knowledge of handling literary texts and of HTML.
  • The course will prioritise the dialogue between and the necessary complementarities of the technical and scientific professionals
  • Attendees will work on extracts chosen from the corpus.

Aims

  • An introduction to the practicalities of coding in XML in accordance with the guidelines of the TEI
  • A course primarily focused on literary documents (in printed and manuscript form)
  • The skills acquired will be transferable to modern texts

Speakers

Organiser in chief

  • Marie-Luce Demonet, Professor of Renaissance French Literature, Programme Director of the “Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes” at the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance in Tours

Team

  • Lou Burnard, Freelance Consultant in Digital Humanities, member of the advisory board of the TEI
  • Lauranne Bertrand, Engineer at the CESR for the “Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes” (CNRS – University of  Tours)
  • Jorge Fins, Engineer at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Val de Loire (CNRS – Université de Tours)
  • Alexei Lavrentiev, Research Engineer in the laboratory ICAR, CACTUS team (CNRS – Université Lyon 2 – ENS, Lyon)

Programme

The course comprises alternate sessions of theory and directed practical work. The following will be covered:

  • The rudiments of XML
  • A general introduction to the TEI
  • Aspects of methodology (structuring documents, the concept of the TEI schema)
  • TEI tools (lead by an XML editor, conversion  of XML documents, overview of the TEI community)
  • Structuring texts and their metadata
  • Specific issues relating to coding printed books and manuscripts from the Renaissance
  • First analyses of texts (quotations, speeches, named entities, etc)

Rate

600€ (including lunches)

Registration

Complete the online registration form

Places

  • Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Val de Loire - 33 allée Ferdinand de Lesseps
    Tours, France (37000)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
  • Friday, November 06, 2015

Keywords

  • XML, TEI, encodage, édition, numérique, patrimoine, texte, imprimé, manuscrit, bibliothèque, formation, outil, structuration, métadonnée

Contact(s)

  • Sandrine Breuil
    courriel : sandrine [dot] breuil [at] univ-tours [dot] fr
  • Nadia Joubert
    courriel : nadia [dot] joubert [at] univ-tours [dot] fr

Information source

  • Sandrine Breuil
    courriel : sandrine [dot] breuil [at] univ-tours [dot] fr

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« Introduction to coding literary texts with XML-TEI », Miscellaneous information, Calenda, Published on Thursday, April 02, 2015, https://calenda.org/323774

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