TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.8.0 released

The TEI Consortium has released the TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.8.0 (Codename: Winking Petrarca). This release includes new elements and recommendations for the description of correspondence and resolves many community-submitted bugs and feature requests.

Our release technician was Raffaele Viglianti (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, UMD). Raff’s work has produced possibly the quickest release in TEI history, with able assistance from members of the TEI Council, especially James Cummings and Martin Holmes, and with help from former Council member Sebastian Rahtz.

All are encouraged to report bugs and make feature requests for changes to the Guidelines via theSourceForge site http://tei.sf.net/. This is how the Council knows what aspects of the Guidelines need working on, and we cannot do without your input! The software of the TEI Consortium such as the Stylesheets and Roma are managed on GitHub at https://github.com/TEIC/. Any software issues should be reported there. The updated version of the TEI Guidelines is available from all the usual places (such as the TEI website http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/index.html and the SourceForge site <http://tei.sf.net/>). Sebastian Rahtz has released version 7.34.0 of the TEI Stylesheets (available at https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets). The oxygen-tei package and TEI debian packages have been updated separately and may be downloaded from https://sourceforge.net/projects/tei/files/. The TEI P5 version 2.8.0 release notes are below, and are also available at http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.8.0.html.
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TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 is released!

Today, Tuesday 16 September 2014, the TEI Consortium has released TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 (Codename: NinianTheEnlightener). This release introduces some additional recommendations (for example on text directionality) significant corrections to bugs, many publicly submitted feature requests, and especially inconsistencies of all sorts.

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Call for application — internship/position on LMF-TEI

Short-term research internship/position — Comparing and Improving Lexical Representation Standards

Inria is looking for a highly motivated young researcher (PhD or PhD Student) to provide an in-depth analysis of the ISO 24613 (Lexical Markup Framework – LMF) and its current application in both the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines and the W3C OntoLex initiative.

The researcher’s background and skills should comprise:

– Research interest in lexical information (from a lexicographic, corpus linguistic or computational linguistic viewpoint). The researcher may work on his/her own data.

– Understanding of data modeling in XML and/or OWL, with basic skills in XSLT. Experience with XML schema languages is a plus.

The core activity of the short research stay will be to examine how well the LMF meta-model is reflected in the TEI guidelines and the current OntoLex specification, in order to create a customisation of the TEI guidelines that has at least the same coverage as the Ontolex specification. The work will include gathering lexical samples that could serve as a proof of concept for this customisation.

Salary: may range from 1100€ to 2100€ (after deductions) depending on status and experience

Duration: 5-month employment, starting as soon as possible

Location: Berlin (Germany) with the work contract established in France. Depending on the current location and constraints of the applicant, the precise organisation of work can be subject to further agreements.

Contact: application comprising research CV and motivation letter should be sent tolaurent.romary@inria.fr

Background reading:

Laurent Romary. TEI and LMF crosswalks. Stefan Gradmann and Felix Sasaki. Digital Humanities: Wissenschaft vom Verstehen, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, to appear —http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00762664

Laurent Romary, Werner Wegstein. Consistent modelling of heterogeneous lexical structures. Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, TEI Consortium, 2012 —http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00704511

Lothar Lemnitzer, Laurent Romary, Andreas Witt. Representing human and machine dictionaries in Markup languages. Ulrich Heid. Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography. Supplementary volume: Recent developments with special focus on computational lexicography, Mouton de Gruyter, 2014 —http://hal.inria.fr/inria-00441215

John McCrae, Dennis Spohr, Philipp Cimiano, “Linking Lexical Resources and Ontologies on the Semantic Web with Lemon”, in The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6643, 2011, pp 245-259