Category: Index structure


Foucault, Jesus and St. Paul

I am proceeding with my encoding of the letters from Adolph von Buch to Louis de Beausobre (you can find a general presentation of that corpus here and an analysis of my first difficulties here and here). The first letters dealt with war events, the next ones consist in Adolph von Buch trying to develop a theological argument on the credibility of the Bible towards his “professor” Beausobre. As I mentioned here, I still haven’t settled on a precise edition of the Bible. Things became more complicated as Paul turned up. Here’s the extract (I give you the encoded text):...


Encoding, indexing, encoding, indexing – blogging

Although I have not even reached the end of Letter 7 (out of 57 for the first corpus and 55 for the other one, and I am still dreaming of having put together something decent in two months…) or, for that matter, actually completed the encoding of the first six ones, I feel like my brain is now seeing items, persons or books as xml:ids I relate to – either in the real world or in the one I spend some irreal time in, the one of my encoding. The index part, as I expected, is the nerve of it...


Places not to be

The first letters I encoded in the past few days are not really representative of the rest of the corpora, but they forced me to deal with interesting problems concerning the architecture of our index of places. Here’s a sample: Après la rupture de l’<placeName ref=”#l0004″>Espagne</placeName> et de l’<placeName ref=”#l0005″>Angleterre</placeName> la guerre paroit se perpetuer et je n’en vois plus la fin, sur tout, si <lb/>la prediction de Mr. <persName ref=”#p0008″>Litt</persName> qui a deviné si juste dans les affaires de la nation, se verifie, que la guerre avoit commencé en Amerique <lb/>et ne pourroit aussi finir, que là. Le General...