DepositImage to XML (img2xml)

The img2xml (“image to XML”) project plans to develop a 100% Open Source set of components for the linking and display of manuscript images, transcriptions and annotations. The linking will be based on a Scaleable Vector Graphics (SVG) tracing of the text in the manuscript image, which will then be analyzed and displayed via a web browser interface using tools developed for web-based map viewing. This means that links can be made to and from a graphical representation of the actual text on the page rather than a box drawn around it. The proposed approach will enable linking between text and image in a more fine-grained way than any annotation tool currently in existence. This work represents a fundamentally different way of connecting manuscript images with transcriptions and annotations.

DepositXQuery Summer Institute: Advancing XML-Based Scholarship from Representation to Discovery

The XQuery Summer Institute at Vanderbilt University will be aimed at archivists, librarians, professors, and students who have experience marking up texts in XML, but do not yet know how to work computationally with those documents. Our institute aspires to recruit twelve members of the digital humanities community to a two week institute in June 2014. The faculty of the institute will teach participants to work productively with their XML-encoded texts using XQuery, a programming language designed specifically for XML. With XQuery, scholars can learn a single language to ingest their texts into an XML database, ask questions of them, connect them with other sources of information, and publish them on the web. Participants will go beyond using XML for representation to querying XML for discovery.

DepositANGLES: A web-based XML Editor

ANGLES: A web-based XML Editor proposes a bridge between humanities centers who have greater resources to program scholarly software and the scholars who form the core user community for such software through their teaching and research. We propose a solution to the adoption gap that has developed between scholars with digital materials and technical developers designing the applications scholars are using in their research. By combining the model of intensive code development (a.k.a. the “code sprint”) with testing and feedback by domain experts gathered at nationally recognized disciplinary conferences, we will develop a web-based editor for working with XML markup through engagement with the large and active community of scholars, teachers and developers who work with the TEI.

DepositLa codificación XML/TEI de textos medievales

En este artículo, tras analizar el sistema de transcripción electrónico semipaleográfi- co del Hispanic Seminar of Medieval Studies (HSMS) de la Universidad de Madison, diseñado para un fin específico, la redacción de un diccionario del español medieval, se presenta el lenguaje XML y sus posibilidades para la codificación digital de textos medievales. Para ello se ofrece una introducción ampliamente ejemplificada de las po- sibilidades que puede tener el eXtended Markup Language y en la especificación de la Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). Y se da cuenta de aplicación que se está haciendo a los manuscritos del Libro de la caza de las aves de Pero López de Ayala. This article begins with a detailed analysis of the semi-paleographic electronic-trans- cription system devised by the Hispanic Seminar of Medieval Studies (HMSM) for the construction of a database to be used for compiling a dictionary of Old Spanish. The reader is then introduced to the possibilities offered by the eXtended Markup Lan- guage (XML) and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard. These possibilities are exhaustively exemplified with digital transcriptions from the extant manuscripts of Pero López de Ayala’s Libro de la caza de las aves.

DepositPast is prologue: Electronic New Variorum Shakespeares

This paper briefly reviews the history of the transformation of the New Variorum edition of The Winter’s Tale (WT) into an electronic edition. Then it turns to the beautifully successful interface designed by Alan Galey to exploit the XML tagging of WT by Julia Flanders. It ends with a look at the advantages (chiefly increased accuracy) and disadvantages (chiefly the instability over time of TEI and XML, which are under constant revision) of the transformation of the book edition to the electronic medium.

DepositInterface Development for Static Multimedia Documents

We propose to create a set of software technologies and encoding practices that will allow for the encoding, displaying, and searching of static documents that mix print, manuscript, and visual images–documents such as printed texts or images bearing handwritten annotations. The technologies we plan to build include standards for encoding coordinates in XML transcriptions so that search engines can visually display results of user searches for manuscript words and phrases; software for linking XML editing programs to an image display to allow encoders to relate bitmap images to XML text; and model stylesheets capable of displaying transcriptions of annotated documents together with digital images of those documents. The goal will be to create a software suite that is simple enough to be used by transcribers with little familiarity with information encoding and portable enough to work in multiple computing environments for widely different kinds of archival projects.

DepositDigital Tools

The Ajax XML Encoder (AXE), developed at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), will revolutionize the production of electronic editions and digital archives. AXE is a web-based tool for “tagging” text, video, audio, and image files with XML metadata, a process that is now a necessary but onerous first step in the production of digital material. With an intutitive, web-based interface, AXE will make this process more efficient and accurate. It will also facilitate collaboration in the digital humanities by permitting multiple scholars to work on the same document or archive at the same time from various locations, and will track all work so that variant versions can be collated and all versions can be archived. The open source AXE will provide a free and better alternative for tagging all kinds of digital content in a web-based and multi-medial digital environment.

DepositLa edición crítica digital y la codificación TEI. Preliminares para una nueva edición de las ‘Soledades’ de Luis de Góngora

The aims of this article are threefold: first, to revise some key concepts on the theory of scholarly digital editions such as scale and interactivity; second, to present the principles of XML/TEI encoding model and highlight the representation of the critical apparatus; third, to describe the methodology implemented to encode scribal and authorial variants of Luis de Góngora’s Soledades found in 22 witnesses. In general terms, it is argued here that TEI elements such as , and should be allowed to nest structural elements, in order to represent textual variation with accuracy.