Introduction to Text Encoding
Wednesday, April 6th, 6:30-8:30pm
This workshop provides a basic primer in flexible text encoding and markup using XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and principles of the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative). Humanities scholars use this method to make the structures of texts accessible to computational analysis, format digital editions to meet archival standards, and prepare encoded or annotated texts for presentation on the web. We will explore the historical uses of markup in academic and cultural institutions, contrast its usefulness against other formats such as plain text and PDF, and use our workshop time to transform a short text into TEI format. No experience necessary.
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