Monthly Archive: October 2011


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...


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…


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...


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…)


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...