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The Library as Data: Digital text markup and TEI

Huw Jones (Library Digital Humanities Coordinator, CDH Lab)

Text encoding, or the addition of semantic meaning to text, is a core activity in digital humanities, covering everything from linguistic analysis of novels to quantitative research on manuscript collections. In this session we will take a look at the fundamentals of text encoding – why we might want to do it, and why we need to think carefully about our approaches. We will also introduce the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative), the most commonly used standard for markup in the digital humanities, and look at some common research applications through examples.

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Date: 
Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30
Event location: 
IT Training Room, Cambridge University Library