Text Encoding Initiative

Background and Context

  • Nancy Ide
  • Jean Véronis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Introduction

    1. Nancy Ide, Jean Véronis
      Pages 3-4
  3. General Topics

    1. Nancy M. Ide, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
      Pages 5-15
    2. C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Lou Burnard
      Pages 17-39
    3. Lou Burnard
      Pages 41-50
  4. Document-Wide Encoding Issues

  5. Encoding Specific Text Types

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. David Chisholm, David Robey
      Pages 99-111
    3. John Lavagnino, Elli Mylonas
      Pages 113-121
    4. Robin C. Cover, Peter M. W. Robinson
      Pages 123-136
    5. Stig Johansson
      Pages 149-158
    6. Nancy Ide, Jean Véronis
      Pages 167-179
  6. Special Encoding Mechanisms

    1. Steven J. DeRose, David G. Durand
      Pages 181-190
    2. D. Terence Langendoen, Gary F. Simons
      Pages 191-209
    3. David T. Barnard, Lou Burnard, Jean-Pierre Gaspart, Lynne A. Price, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Giovanni Battista Varile
      Pages 211-231
    4. Robin C. Cover
      Pages 233-240
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 233-240

About this book


Charles F. Goldfarb Saratoga. California If asked for a sure recipe for chaos I would propose a I am delighted that my invention, the Standard project in which several thousand impassioned special­ Generalized Markup Language, was able to play a ists in scores of disciplines from a dozen or more role in the TEl's magnificent accomplishment, particu­ countries would be given five years to produce some larly because almost all of the original applications 1300 pages of guidelines for representing the informa­ of SGML were in the commercial and technological tion models of their specialties in a rigorous, machine­ realms. It is reasonable, of course, that organiza­ verifiable notation. Clearly, it would be sociologically tions with massive economic investments in new and and technologically impossible for such a group even changing information should want the benefits of infor­ to agree on the subject matter of such guidelines, let mation asset preservation and reuse that SGML offers. alone the coding details. But just as clearly as the It is gratifying that the TEl, representing the guardians bumblebee flies despite the laws of aerodynamics, the of humanity's oldest and most truly valuable informa­ Text Encoding Initiative has actually succeeded in such tion, chose SGML for those same benefits. an effort. The vaunted "information superhighway" would The TEl Guidelines are extraordinary.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy Ide
    • 1
  • Jean Véronis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceVassar CollegePoughkeepsieUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire Parole et LangageCNRS & Université de ProvenceAix-en-ProvenceFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-3704-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0325-1
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