Colloque International sur le Document Electronique

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New tricks from an old dog: An overview of TEI P5

Lou Burnard


This paper presents an update on the current state of development of the Text Encoding Initiative's Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange. Since the last major edition in 2002, which saw the conversion of the Guidelines into XML, there has been substantial activity on adding new content in areas of particular interest to historical corpus builders. The TEI has also reinvented itself as a membership initiative and set up mechanisms for the continued development and maintenance of the Guidelines. We contrast "old" and "new" TEI, and give a brief overview of some recent technical enhancements to the system intended to facilitate expansion and customization of the scheme.

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Lou Burnard, «New tricks from an old dog: An overview of TEI P5», cide [En ligne], CIDE 10, Session Document culturel, mis à jour le : 16/09/2008, URL :