Monthly Archive: October 2011

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Draw me a network

It would only seem natural, since we aim at reconstructing networks on the basis of our digital information, to set ourselves the ultimate goal to visualize them – you know, mapping-wise. But somehow I am reluctant to go this way. I feel like someone who would be given a car, the keys to it and even the directions to go from A to B, and would still not be able to get there. My reluctance has first to do with the fact that I really do not get how a bunch of lines and arrows can give you more information...

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Ja wohl, mein Herr!

I have actualized my webpage! You can now find there an acceptable presentation of the activites of my research group as well as a presentation of the digital edition – with some more informations than I posted here. There is a “but”, though: it is all in German. Not sure you can crack it all with google translation…

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Unknotting the < note >

  Letter of Ludwig Tieck to Friedrich von Raumer.Credits: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz I am sure the suspense was unbearable, so here goes my post on the note-element. For the TEI-geeks reading this blog: you have to bear in mind that we are a small project and couldn’t afford going into the subtleties of genetics or critical apparatus. There were actually two layers of problems: 1) The most philologically troubling to me was the fact that you are supposed to encode very different textual elements with this < note > element: the footnotes of the author (in my...

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Brackets, here we come!

Würzburg definitely helped me get over my “fear of the brackets” (an expression that applied only too well to me). Hear, hear: After another 2 hours of discussion, we finally found a satisfactory way to use the <note> element. I am so thrilled I just had to post it. Details following tomorrow! (I will try to find a satisfactory way to explain problem & solution…)

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Adios, Würzburg

So here goes, heading beack home (and already dreading the trip with the Deutsche Bahn)! What I will remember of my first TEI conference: 1) Big projects and small projects do not really have the same workflow problems but in the end, we all end up trying to figure out a way to use the TEI-P5 guidelines without increasing their volume too much by adding this and that proposal for a complement because what we actually need is not described there yet. Which leads me back to the questions of what standards are actually there for. I can’t think of...