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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1232  Thursday, 10 June 2004

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 9 Jun 2004 14:24:45 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1222 A New Digital Shakespeare from Northwestern
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[2]     From:   Louis Thompson <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 9 Jun 2004 14:47:19 EDT
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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 9 Jun 2004 14:24:45 +0100
Subject: 15.1222 A New Digital Shakespeare from Northwestern
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1222 A New Digital Shakespeare from Northwestern
University

Martin Mueller's announcement of a TEI-compliant lemmatized text of
Shakespeare should have been greeted with cheers of approval. I'll cheer
on my own if necessary.

The terms "digital surrogate" and "query potential" shouldn't scare
anyone since they mean pretty much what they seem to mean, and Mueller
politely explained them when asked.

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a bit trickier, but it has its own
website at www.tei-c.org that's a model of clarity.  (Admittedly,
learning to encode using XML/SGML for oneself IS hard, but, like cotton,
it can enjoyed by those who aren't prepared to discover how it works.)
To "lemmatize" is just what the OED says it is: to treat variant or
inflected forms of the same word (go, going, gone) as the same word.

Gabriel

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From:           Louis Thompson <
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Date:           Wednesday, 9 Jun 2004 14:47:19 EDT
Subject: 15.1222 A New Digital Shakespeare from Northwestern
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1222 A New Digital Shakespeare from Northwestern
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Mr. Mueller:

Thanks for the explanation....and the discussion of issues associated
with translating into the digital domain.

Louis Thompson

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