TEI 2014:  Papers by category

The following is a rough grouping of papers by heuristic rather than systematic categories. Each paper has been put in only one category.

Click here for a schedule of only the TEI events.

Click here for a summary schedule of both TEI and DHCS events.

The schedule does not include the workshops, poster sessions, and SIG meetings.

All the TEI workshops will take place on Saturday, October 25, in rooms on the Northwestern campus. Consult the workshop page for more details.

The DHCS Colloquium and TEI Conference will share a poster session on Thursday, October 23, 10:30 – 16:00 in the Rogers Room and adjacent lobby spaces. This is a controlled environment, and presenters will be free to come and go.

SIG meetings will be scheduled by the participants to minimize conflicts with papers they might want to attend.


The TEI Standard

Fabio Ciotti (Università Roma Tor Vergata), Francesca Tomasi (Università di Bologna)
Formal ontologies and TEI semantics

XML (and therefore TEI) is good at articulating structural features, poor at articulating semantic features. A proposal for a TEI semantics based on OWL 2DL
Ciotti-Tomasi Abstract

Elena González-Blanco, Gimena Del Rio Riande ,  Clara Martinez Canton,  Maria Dolores Martos Perez,  (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
When TEI Verse becomes linked data: using TEI tags as a model to build a linked poetry system

Prosodic properties of poetry are inconsistently encoded within TEI or in non-TEI projects.  A proposal to make these different encoding schemes interoperable by expressing them at a more abstract level, using the theoretical schema (expressed in TEI) of the Spanish Medieval Repertoire on Medieval Poetry
Gonzalez-Blanco Abstract

Martin David Holmes  (University of Victoria)
CodeSharing: a simple API for disseminating our TEI encoding 

How can the encoders of one project learn from what others have done. An API that makes this process easier, with a sample implementation.
Holmes Codesharing Abstract

Sabine Seifert (Humboldt University, Berlin),  Marcel Illetschko (Literature Archive, Austrian National Library, Vienna), Peter Stadler (University of Paderborn)
Towards a correspondence module in the TEI

A progress report on creating a correspondence module parallel to other genre specific modules in TEI, starting with a new correspDesc element in the teiHeader
Seifert Illetschko Stadler Abstract

Peter Stadler (University of Paderborn)
Power to the ODDs. Or: Why tei_all isn’t everything

Can you improve interoperability by articulating the TEI model at a more abstract level than the system of elements with their particular names?
Stadler Abstract

James Cummings (Oxford), Sebastian Rahtz (Oxford) , Brian Pytlik Zillig ((Nebraska-Lincoln),  Martin Mueller (Northwestern)
TEI Simple

A progress report on the TEI Simple project

Torsten Schaßan (Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel)
Interpret the code: Towards a generic processing and presentation of TEI encoded digital editions


Statistical tag analysis of digital editions may be used to find out about the typology and purpose of the edition realised. From that an assumption about the presentation may be possible as well as to foster interoperability of the data.
Schassan Abstract

Text Analysis

Susanna Allés Torrent (Spanish National Research Council)
Decoding Lexical Resource

Encoding print dictionaries as XML tree structures. Latin dictionaries from medieval Catalonia are the examples. Torrent Abstract

Elisa Eileen Beshero-Bondar (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg)
Poetic Structures, TEI, Network Analysis, and Step-wise Distance: An “Anti-Social” Networking Experiment with Robert Southey’s Thalaba the Destroyer (1801) 

TEI’s ordered hierarchy for poetry markup is useful for generating networks of contextually related place references in long, annotated epic poems, such as Southey’s Thalaba the Destroyer. TEI structural markup can be used to generate an unconventional “anti-social” network of realistic and mythical places, hard for a reader to keep track of and process without some kind of mapping, bridged across paratext notes and lines of verse. Beshero-Bondar Abstract

Jason Alexander Boyd (Ryerson University)
The Texting Wilde Project: Thoughts on Tools for a Computer-Assisted Exegesis of a Biographical Corpus

Exploring the use of TEI markup to enable the analysis of a corpus of life-writing texts relating to Oscar Wilde (pre-1945), with thoughts on tools to facilitate this analysis.
Boyd Abstract

Jennifer Olive, Ben Miller, Ayush Shrestha,  Jin Zhao, Nicholas Subtirelu, Yanjun Zhao, (Georgia State University) Olive-Miller
Narrative Markup with TEI

Narratives of human rights violations are analyzed by using narratological categories that are mapped to TEI elements.

Manuel  Portela, António Rito Silva,  (University of Lisbon)
Assisted Construction of Taxonomies for LdoD

Look for patterns in the fragmentary and posthumous work of a 20th century Portugese poet  by using ‘classifiers’ of various kinds. Portela Silva Abstract

 Digital Editions

Hugh Cayless (Duke University)
Critical Apparatus, Annotation, and the TEI

A discussion of why most extant TEI digital editions lack critical apparatus and how recent developments may help us to remedy this situation.
Cayless Abstract

Ondine Eda LeBlanc (Massachusetts Historical Society)
New Publishing Alchemy: Creating Page Layout from XML Files for a World War I Memoir

How two editors at the Massachusetts Historical Society, with limited technical expertise, nonetheless created page layout, using InDesign, directly from TEI in order to publish a print edition of the memoir of Margaret Hall, an amateur photographer who volunteered near the frontlines in WWI. LeBlanc Abstract

Magadalena Turska, Sebastian Rahtz, James Cummings (Oxford)
Ending the myth of presentation in digital editions

Are the data of an edition means to a particular and privileged presentation, or is the presentation ‘merely’ the side effect? You can’t have one without the other but the long-term worth lies in representation of the knowledge.
Turska Rahtz Cummings Abstract

Early Modern

Brent L. Nelson (University of Saskatchewan)
Curating Collections of Curiosities Using the TEI

A project to create a virtual meta collection of the “curiosity cabinets” of Early Modern collectors. Nelson Abstract

Sinai Rusinek (Polonsky Academy  at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute)
Plotting Early Modern Paratexts

Paratext and its various genres tell much about their times, and the encoding of the EEBO-TCP corpus enables us the exploration of Early Modern culture through its paratexts. Rusinek Abstract

Cornelis J. Schilt (University of Sussex)
Newton open-sourced: Performing cross-corporal Latent Semantic Analysis on EEBO-TCP and the Corpus Newtonicum

In his historical writing Newton quoted a lot of ancient writers, sometimes inaccurately, by accident or on purpose. This paper explores what we can find out about his citation practices by exploring textual reuse” technologies and profiling Newton against the EEBO-TCP corpus. Schilt Abstract


Giuliano  Di Bacco, Adam Hochstetter, Dana Barron,  (Indiana University)
Decoding Text and Music: TEI (and MEI) in the Thesaurus musicarum latinarum

 Musical treatises in Latin from late antiquity to 1700. A text archive with TEI tagging, named entity extraction, careful separation of text and ‘paratext’, topic modeling search interface and now encoding of musical examples in MEI.
Hochstetter DiBacco Barron Abstract

Perry Roland (University of Virginia)
MEI at 15

A historical overview of the Music Encoding  Initiative (MEI) by its founder
Roland Abstract

Daniel Röwenstrunk, Solveig Schreiter, Janette Seuffert  (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Encoding and Decoding Relations in a Conglomerate of Libretto and Reference Texts and Musical Sources in Freischütz Digital

The Freischütz Digital project: a digitally assisted approach of the edition of the opera Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber for both music and libretto and their relationships. Röwenstrunk-Schreiter-Seuffert

Towards interoperability

Nicholas Mark Homenda, Michelle Dalmau,  Juliet L. Hardesty (Indiana University)
All the Wright Moves: Migrating Wright American Fiction for Streamlined TEI Publishing

Approximately 3,000 books from the Wright American Fiction project 1851-1875, originally encoded from 2000-03, have been converted to TEI P5 and mediated through the California Digital Library XTF platform. Lessons from this project include simpler, more standardized, and interoperable ways of working with data.
Homenda Dalmau Hardesty Abstract

Kazushi Ohya  (Tsurumi University)
Unit-based Scheme Connection Between TEI and Original Scheme To Promote Data Sharing Beyond Cultual Diversities 

The problems of mapping the categories of the major Japanese bibliographical system to the elements of the TEI standard.
Ohya Abstract


Sebastian Rahtz (Oxford), Arianna Ciula (Roehampton),  Øyvind Eide (Passau), 
Beyond the TEI Trees. Graphical Visualizations of TEI as a path towards seeing the whole forest

What is the relationship between a TEI schema structure and its possible graphical expressions? In this paper we look at visual metaphors to assist the TEI user, expert and developer in navigating and mapping out the TEI abstract model.
Rahtz Ciula Eide Abstract

Thomas Faith, Joseph Wicentowski (Office of the Historian, State Department)
Visualizing the History of U.S. Foreign Relations: The State of TEI at Foggy Bottom

Using Palladio, a new tool under development by Stanford’s Humanities+Design group, together with XQuery and eXist-db for data extraction, to visualize data and connections in the 150 year-old and 500 plus volume corpus of the Foreign Relations of the United States. Faith Wicentowski Abstract

Wendell Piez (GSLIS, UIUC)
Towards Strategic Reading?  Graphical Maps and Renditions of TEI Data

Visualizations help us towards forms of metareading. Piez Abstract