Text Encoding Initiative

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Text Encoding Initiative

(text, project, standard)
(TEI) A project working to establish a standard for interchanging electronic text for scholarly research. The TEI has adopted SGML and implemented the TEI standard as an SGML Document Type Definition.

The TEI was incorporated as a not-for-profit consortium in December 2000, with host sites in Bergen, Oxford, Virginia, and Providence RI, USA.


See also Corpus Processing.

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Another standard is that developed by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), which together with that of the ETD project of Virginia Tech, provides a choice of DTD.
Text Encoding Initiative Home Page of the TEI project for text encoding
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In order to achieve the appropriate balance between "getting the whole text" and "nothing but the text" (28), one must first understand what a text is, to which Renear gives the answer: an "Ordered Hierarchy of Content Objects" or OCHO (27)--a textual ontology that has been used to support strategies such as the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).
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TEI, or Text Encoding Initiative, has been around since 1987 and has its roots in Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML).
In recent years the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) has provided a standard used by a large number of language and literature resources.
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The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) has published the TEI Guidelines, a two-volume reference source of 1,300 pages that can also be accessed via a search or browse interface at various Internet sites.