Serge Heiden | 31 Jul 15:56 2015
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TXM 0.7.7 release

We are pleased to announce the release of TXM 0.7.7:
   * <http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/serge.heiden/txm/files/software/TXM/0.7.7>
[Please do not use the usual Sourceforge address
  that is down indefinitely (its content is not correct)]

     ** News **

   * Using TXM without Java installation: to facilitate installation and
     use of TXM, this new version of TXM installs directly with Java 
included
   * TXM can now be used with Internet access by proxy
   * Graphical visualizations in TXM begin to offer interactive services
     such as selection of points in factorial planes and their
     corresponding row or column in the results table
   * In the View menu, the Reset Display command reorganizes the window
     as it was initially
   * A new macro, CreateCQPList, allows to define lists of words (or more
     generally of property values) that can then be used in CQL queries.
     A tutorial explaining how it works is available on the txm-users
     wiki:
<https://groupes.renater.fr/wiki/txm-users/public/tutoriel_d_utilisation_des_listes_cql>
   * XML import modules have been enriched with new settings, to better
     control the pagination of Editions (by number of words per page or
     by page delimitation by tags), the delimitation of concordance
     contexts (structures not to cross other than text); Editions
     construction becomes optional for easy adjustment of imports of very
     large corpora
   * Complete list of improvements and fixes
<https://forge.cbp.ens-lyon.fr/redmine/projects/txm/issues?query_id=31>

(Continue reading)

Benjamin Kiessling | 30 Jul 13:05 2015

Encoding numerical certainty regarding a glyph/grapheme cluster

Hi,

I'm still working on a format to represent OCR results using TEI and the
embedded facsimile subset of the guidelines mostly fullfills my needs.
Unfortunately, there is one minor point I couldn't resolve using the
manual. I'v got a zone describing the area of a single grapheme cluster
or glyph:

<zone>
	<g>á<g/>
<zone/>

I'd like to assign this particular recognition result a numerical
certainty. As far as I understand I can assign the zone tag a numerical
certainty value using the certainty tag but the g tag only allows
textual information regarding the grapheme cluster on the page.

All Best,
Ben

Pierazzo, Elena | 29 Jul 22:50 2015
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TEI ELECTIONS: Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations 

Dear members of the TEI community,

The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board, the Technical Council and for the first time the TAPAS Advisory Board. 

2 positions are vacant on the Board; 6 positions are vacant on the Council and 4 positions are available for the TAPAS Advisory Board. 

Nominations for these should be sent to the nomination committee at nominations <at> tei-c.org by September 20, 2015.  The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members' Meeting in October 2015.

Nominations should include an email address for the nominee and should indicate whether the nomination is for Board, Council or TAPAS. 

Self-nominations are welcome and common; TEI-C membership is not a requirement to serve on the Board or Council. All nominees should provide a brief statement of interest and biographical paragraph, and notice that, if elected, they will be willing to serve. Example candidates' biographies from a previous election can be found at <http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml>. 
  • The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. The Board conducts its business by email correspondence, occasional telephone conferences, and at its annual meeting, for which travel subsidies are available. We are seeking 2 new members. 
  • The TEI-C Technical Council oversees the technical development of the TEI Guidelines. Candidates for Council should be reasonably experienced users of the Guidelines, and expertise/interest in specific areas is helpful. Council members also evaluate bug reports and feature requests, and have primary responsibility for editing and updating the Guidelines and its release packages.  Prospective candidates should be available for subsidized travel to one or two face-to-face meetings annually, and should be able to commit to ongoing work  during the course of the year. We are seeking 6 members.
  • The TAPAS advisory board contributes to the strategic planning of TAPAS, and the elected members represent the needs and perspective of the TEI community. Advisory board members work via email correspondence and conference calls (currently 3 per year) and may be asked for advice and assistance with grant planning, collaborative alliances with other organizations, and outreach to the TEI community. We are seeking 4 members, 2 of whom will serve for 2 years and 2 for one year only to establish a rotation. The duration of the term will be determined by TAPAS in consultation with the elected members.
Once we will receive a nomination, the named person by September 30, 2015 will be asked to:

- formally accept the nomination
- provide a biography and a statement of purpose. Candidates may wish to indicate whether they can expect institutional support for their service if elected (e.g., time allowance for service, help with expenses).

All nominees, regardless of their origin, should be reminded very strongly that members of the Board and Council are expected to participate actively in the discussion, activities, and meetings of their respective body. 

The TEI is particularly engaged in encouraging gender balance in all its constituencies and strongly wants to be a welcoming environment for all. While this has been achieved for the Board of Directors, the gender balance in the Technical Council leaves much room for improvement. Nevertheless the TEI is strongly committed in improving this situation and warmly encourages women to put their names forward for both the Board and the Technical Council. I have personally served two terms in the Technical Council and I will be happy to provide any guidance or advice to any woman considering a nomination. 

For more information on the Board, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml>.

For more information on the Council, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/index.xml>.

Service in either group is an opportunity to help the TEI grow and serve its members better. If you have ideas about how to make the TEI stronger or can help it do a better job, please nominate yourself! Or, if you know someone who you think could contribute to TEI, nominate him or her.

Thank you,

Elena Pierazzo, chair of the 2015 TEI nominating committee 

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Elena Pierazzo
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King's College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5RL

Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
Bureau F307
Université Grenoble Alpes - GERCI
BP 25 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9
Tel. +33 4 76828032

Georg Vogeler | 23 Jul 17:00 2015
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CfP: Modeling semantically Enriched Digital Editions fo Accounts - Regensburg 22. Oct. - 24 Oct. 2015

Call for Papers
Modeling semantically Enriched Digital Edition of Accounts (MEDEA)

Account books have long been used as primary sources for economic and 
social history since they allow scholars to explore the development of 
economic behavior on both a macro- and micro-structural level. A number 
of projects in Europe and the United States have begun to explore models 
for digitizing such sources.

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) has developed useful models to encode 
texts and digital scholarly editions, and the semantic web offers 
opportunities to collect and compare data from multiple digital 
projects. The MEDEA project looks at these methods with the goal of 
developing broad standards for producing semantically enriched digital 
editions of accounts. It will foster discussion of benefits and 
deficiencies in existing standards by bringing together economic 
historians, scholarly editors, and technical experts to discuss and test 
the emerging methods for semantic markup of account books. For this 
purpose we call for contributions of scholars with experiences in the 
scholarly edition of historical financial records and ideas about how to 
use digital methods within this context.

We invite proposals for participation in our first workshop, which will 
be held in *Regensburg (Germany), Oct. 22-24, 2015*. Participants will 
present current research projects using data from historical account 
books, describe the encoding models of their projects, and share ideas 
for a common model. The discussions and examples will focus on a set of 
questions intended to elucidate the features of accounts of greatest 
interest to scholars. Thus the activities will focus on the following 
issues:

●     How might we model the economic activities recorded in these 
documents? In particular: What models of bookkeeping were followed 
historically and how can they be represented formally? Are data models 
developed for modern business reporting helpful?
●     How can we model the economic reality behind the texts? Can we 
establish common resources on metrics and currencies or even the value 
of money that can be reused in other projects? Is it possible to build 
common taxonomies of commodities and services to facilitate the 
comparison of financial information recorded at different places and 
times? That is, can we develop references on the order of name 
authorities and standards for geo-referencing?
●     How might we integrate topological information of the 
transcription with its financial interpretation? Is the “table” an 
appropriate method? What possibilities are offered by the TEI 
Manuscripts module and use of the tei:zone element?
●     How can we integrate a topological/documentary approach and the 
growing linguistic interest in the texts with the interpretations that 
economic and social historians extract from the documents?

Proposals should not exceed 700 words and should be submitted to 
medea.workshop <at> ur.de by August 24, 2015.
The programme committee will assess the proposals and notify applicants 
no later than September 2, 2015.
We particularly encourage proposals from early-career researchers from 
Europe and from the United States. A limited budget is available to 
support costs of travel and accommodation.
If there remain any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

See more details on the project at http://medea.hypotheses.org/ .

Kathryn Tomasek, Associate Professor of History

Wheaton College
Norton, Massachusetts

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Georg Vogeler

Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung – Austrian Centre for Digital 
Humanities
Universität Graz
Elisabethstr. 59 / III
A-8010 Graz

Prof. Dr. Mark Spoerer / Kathrin Pindl M.A.

Universität Regensburg
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
93040 Regensburg

Conal Tuohy | 23 Jul 16:07 2015
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Re: <listRelation> Visualization of <relation>

I have used some graph visualisation tools with graphs derived from XML: Cytoscape and Gephi, and also the force-directed graph visualization component from D3.js (though that's doesn't scale to very large graphs).

You might look at http://alternativeto.net/software/cytoscape/

I have always used XSLT to extract the graph data from the XML. I have either directly output CSV or I've output RDF XML files, then aggregated them in a SPARQL graph store and used SPARQL queries to extract subsets of interest (typically in CSV format).

On 23 July 2015 at 23:33, Oliver Gasperlin <oliver.gasperlin <at> pagina-tuebingen.de> wrote:
Dear Thomas,

I'm not a semantic web specialist, but I guess that if you would transform those relations into RDF according to some ontology like foaf, you might find more tools which are able to visualize this data.

Kind regards
Oliver


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Gesendet: Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2015 14:52
An: TEI-L <at> LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU
Betreff: [TEI-L] <listRelation> Visualization of <relation>

Dear colleagues,

for some time now I enrich <listPerson> entries with <listRelation>.
According to the guidelines a relation between persons is  either  mutual like husband <—> wife (spouse), brother <—> sister (sibling), or hierarchical e.g.parent —> child (active/passive).

Example:
<listRelation>

      <relation name='parent' active='#hha-3361-1' passive='#hha-2437-1 #hha-6241-1'/>
      <relation name='spouse' mutual='#hha-3360-1 #hha-3361-1‘/>


</listRelation>
see http://steinheim-institut.de/cgi-bin/epidat?id=hha-3361-t

In my opinion this calls for visualization, wherein mutual relations between persons could be expressed e.g. by a double headed arrow <—> and active - passive relations e.g. by a single headed arrow —> …
I suppose I'm not the only one who uses <listRelation><relation>, so I wonder whether anyone out there in the TEI-world could recommend a tool to visualize (lots of) relations given in a TEI <listRelation> manner in a fancy graph, an impressing network visualization, etc.

best regards
Thomas Kollatz



drs Thomas Kollatz  - wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / researcher
Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Institut fuer deutsch-juedische Geschichte
D-45127 Essen * Edmund-Koerner-Platz 2 * T  0201-82162910  * skype kollatzthomas
HP http://www.steinheim-institut.de/wiki/index.php/Mitarbeiter:Thomas_Kollatz

===  Projekte / projects ===
Epigraphische Datenbank <http://www.steinheim-institut.de/cgi-bin/epidat>
RiR - Relationen im Raum <https://dev2.dariah.eu/wiki/display/RIRPUB/RiR>
DARIAH-DE <http://de.dariah.eu>
=== btw / sonst noch ===
TUSTEP-TUSCRIPT module on Rosetta Code <http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Category:TUSCRIPT>



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Thomas Kollatz | 23 Jul 14:51 2015

<listRelation> Visualization of <relation>

Dear colleagues, 

for some time now I enrich <listPerson> entries with <listRelation>. 
According to the guidelines a relation between persons is  either  mutual like husband <—> wife (spouse),
brother <—> sister (sibling), or hierarchical e.g.parent —> child (active/passive).

Example: 
<listRelation>
… 
      <relation name='parent' active='#hha-3361-1' passive='#hha-2437-1 #hha-6241-1'/>
      <relation name='spouse' mutual='#hha-3360-1 #hha-3361-1‘/>

… 
</listRelation>
see http://steinheim-institut.de/cgi-bin/epidat?id=hha-3361-t

In my opinion this calls for visualization, wherein mutual relations between persons could be expressed
e.g. by a double headed arrow <—> and active - passive relations e.g. by a single headed arrow —> … 
I suppose I'm not the only one who uses <listRelation><relation>, so I wonder whether anyone out there in
the TEI-world could recommend a tool to visualize (lots of) relations given in a TEI <listRelation>
manner in a fancy graph, an impressing network visualization, etc. 

best regards
Thomas Kollatz

drs Thomas Kollatz  - wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / researcher
Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Institut fuer deutsch-juedische Geschichte
D-45127 Essen * Edmund-Koerner-Platz 2 * T  0201-82162910  * skype kollatzthomas
HP http://www.steinheim-institut.de/wiki/index.php/Mitarbeiter:Thomas_Kollatz

===  Projekte / projects ===
Epigraphische Datenbank <http://www.steinheim-institut.de/cgi-bin/epidat>
RiR - Relationen im Raum <https://dev2.dariah.eu/wiki/display/RIRPUB/RiR>
DARIAH-DE <http://de.dariah.eu>
=== btw / sonst noch ===
TUSTEP-TUSCRIPT module on Rosetta Code <http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Category:TUSCRIPT>

Toma Tasovac | 19 Jul 12:23 2015

Re: xml:id in TEI, or xsd:ID and xsd:Name in XML 1.0 vs. 1.1

I did try setting version=“1.1” on the XML declaration, but that didn’t do the trick. 

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Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities
http://humanistika.org

On недеља, јул 19, 2015 at 12:09 поподне, Hugh Cayless <philomousos <at> gmail.com>, wrote:
Have you tried setting version="1.1" on your document's XML declaration? That might fix it. The allowable characters definition for xml:id is somewhat broken even for 1.1, but it's better. 

Sent from my phone. 
Toma Tasovac | 19 Jul 11:56 2015

xml:id in TEI, or xsd:ID and xsd:Name in XML 1.0 vs. 1.1

Background

In our TEI-encoded dictionaries, xml:ids usually look like this XX.XX.word (or XX.XX.word1 and XX.XX.word2 for homographs). XX.XX are shortcodes for author name and dictionary name. So it’s all very legible and intuitive, makes encoding cross-references a non-brainer etc. 

Now, we’re dealing with an Old Church Slavic Dictionary, and there we encounter xml:ids that look like this:

<entry xml:id="FM.LP.азамꙑслиѥ"></entry>

The trouble is, the character ꙑ (U+A651, CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER YERU WITH BACK YER, which only looks similar but is not identical with ы) belongs to the Cyrillic Extended-B Range. 

Oxygen throws the good old “Description value of attribute "xml:id" is invalid; must be an XML name without colons” error. The problem, I believe, comes from the way XML 1.0 defines Names (which was not forward-compatible with new characters being added to Unicode) and the way this is done in 1.1.

As the specification for 1.1 says:

The overall philosophy of names has changed since XML 1.0. Whereas XML 1.0 provided a rigid definition of names, wherein everything that was not permitted was forbidden, XML 1.1 names are designed so that everything that is not forbidden (for a specific reason) is permitted. Since Unicode will continue to grow past version 4.0, further changes to XML can be avoided by allowing almost any character, including those not yet assigned, in names.

TEI

Ok. I have a couple of questions: 

1. Am I right in assuming that xml:ids in TEI are constrained by XML 1.0 and not XML 1.1? 

2. If yes, how and where can I change the XML Schema type Name to make sure that my xml:ids in TEI documents are valid when containing, for instance, characters from the Cyrillic Extended-B range? 

3. And, finally, unless I am getting everything totally wrong here, which is possible, isn’t a more inclusive definition of XML Names in xml:ids a là 1.1 something that TEI should allow by default? 

As far as Unicode is concerned, the character I mentioned above, which sent me down this path to hell, is a perfectly normal LI character (Lowercase_Letter) character, whose Unicode properties also include ID_Start and ID_Continue. 

This is not the only currently non-valid character that I need to use in our xml:ids. How can I give those Old Church Slavs a break? 

All best,
Toma

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Toma Tasovac | <at> ttasovac 
Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities
http://humanistika.org
Fabian Körner | 17 Jul 13:22 2015
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Digital Classicist Berlin: CFP reminder and extension

Dear TEI-L,

We would like to remind you that the submission of abstracts to the
Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2015/16 is still open and has been
extended until Friday, 31 July 2015 at midnight (CET).

We are also pleased to announce that Prof. Gregory Crane (University of
Leipzig) will give this year’s keynote on Tuesday, 27 October at 17:00
(cum tempore) in the Wiegandhaus of the Deutsches Archäologisches
Institut (DAI).

We would be grateful if you could forward this reminder to colleagues
and students who may be interested. Please refer to the original CfP
below for details or visit the website:

  <http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/cfp>.

Best wishes,
Fabian Körner
on behalf of the Organising Committee.

==========================================================
Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2015/16: Call for Papers
==========================================================

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the fourth series of
the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1]. This initiative, inspired by
and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar
[2], is organised in association with the German Archaeological
Institute and the Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the
winter term of the academic year 2015/16.

We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital
methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to
enable a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage
contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of
"Altertumswissenschaften", to include the ancient world at large, such
as Egypt and the Near East.

Themes may include digital editions, natural language processing, image
processing and visualisation, linked data and the semantic web, open
access, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other
digital or quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals
addressing the application of these methods to individual projects, and
particularly contributions which show how the digital component can
facilitate the crossing of disciplinary boundaries and answering new
research questions. Seminar content should be of interest both to
classicists, ancient historians or archaeologists, as well as to
information scientists and digital humanists, with an academic research
agenda relevant to at least one of these fields.

Anonymised abstracts [3] of **300-500 words max.** (bibliographic
references excluded) should be uploaded by **midnight (CET) on 31 July
2015** using the special submission form [4]. Although we do accept
abstracts written in English as well as in German, the presentations
are expected to be delivered in English. When submitting the same
proposal for consideration to multiple venues, please do let us know
via the submission form. The acceptance rate for the first three
seminar series was of 41% (2012/13), 31% (2013/14), and 40% (2014/15).

Seminars will run **fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (17:15-19:00)**
from October 2015 until February 2016 and will be hosted by the
Excellence Cluster TOPOI and the German Archaeological Institute, both
located in Berlin-Dahlem. The full programme, including the venue of
each seminar, will be finalised and announced in September. As with the
previous series, the video recordings of the presentations will be
published online and we endeavour to provide accommodation for the
speakers and contribute towards their travel expenses.

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/
[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/
[3] The anonymised abstract should have all author names, institutions
    and references to the authors work removed. This may lead to some
    references having to be replaced by “Reference to authors’ work”.
    The abstract title and author names with affiliations are entered
    into the submission system in separate fields.
[4] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit

Nikolaos Beer | 17 Jul 12:58 2015
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Edirom-Summer-School 2015

Dear list members,

please let me inform you about our this year's Edirom-Summer-School (ESS2015), which will take place 7.–11. September at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute at the University of Paderborn, Germany: http://ess.upb.de

Four courses might be of special interest to the TEI community (all held in German). First, there will be a TEI Introduction by Philipp Vanscheidt (TU Darmstadt). Peter Stadler (University of Paderborn) in his workshop will guide you through the first steps with the TEI meta language ODD (One Document does it all) to build your project's own TEI schema. Benjamin W. Bohl (University of Paderborn) has prepared a workshop on common workflows and techniques when generally working with content encoded in XML files (like TEI and MEI). Finally, Jochen Graf (University of Cologne) will give an introduction to tool development with eXist-db.

We will also offer our more music related workshops MEI Introduction, MEI Metadata, MEI tool development (in English!) and Introduction to the Edirom Tools. 

Please see our full program at http://ess.upb.de/2015/programm.html. Registration is open till the end of July at http://ess.upb.de/2015/registrierung.html.

In case of any questions concerning the ESS2015, please feel free to contact the organization team at ess <at> edirom.de.

We hope to see you in September in Paderborn!

For the ESS2015 organization team
Nikolaos Beer

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The Edirom-Summer-School 2015 is organized by the Virtual Research Group Edirom and the german eHumanities project DARIAH-DE.

The Virtual Research Group Edirom is based at the Musicology Seminar Detmold/Paderborn, which is a co-faculty of the University of Paderborn and the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

DARIAH-DE is the German part of the EU eHumanities research project Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Please find further information at http://de.dariah.eu.

The ESS2015 on the internet: http://ess.upb.de

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edirom or #edirom2015

********
___________________________________

Nikolaos Beer M.A.

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
BMBF-Projekt „DARIAH-DE“
und Verbundstelle Musikedition

Universität Paderborn
Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold/Paderborn
Gartenstraße 20
D-32756 Detmold

Fon: +49 - (0)5231 - 975 - 669

Piotr Bański | 17 Jul 12:08 2015
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Sourceforge rotting away

Hi Council/Board,

Sourceforge has been sending us signals for several years now that it's 
preparing to drown, and maybe it's time to look for alternative 
dissemination platforms.

Are there plans for a mirroring strategy, for starters? I hate to think 
of the ticketing system getting moved, but maybe it would be good to 
recon other pastures. This one isn't so green any longer...

Best,

   Piotr

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Senior Researcher,
Institut für Deutsche Sprache,
R5 6-13
68-161 Mannheim, Germany
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