I am interested in being able to use ref= on most any element in a TEI
document in order to associate that element with a particular entity in
a data model or ontology. Using the FRBR Group 1 Entities as an
example, you could say that a <p> is associated with a particular
Expression, a <pb/> is associated with a particular Manifestation, and
an <add> is associated with a particular <Item>. Here are some examples
involving a <bibl> (which could be in the <text> somewhere or in
In <bibl ref="http://example.com/works/123">Hamlet</bibl> we find early
examples of themes found in many later works of Western literature.
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body
(<bibl ref="http://example.com/expressions/4567">Ecclesiastes 12:12</bibl>).
One scholar writes, "We will never agree on a single universal ontology
(<bibl ref="http://example.com/manifestations/89012">Smith 1989</bibl>,
On folio 7 of the <bibl ref="http://example.com/items/345678">Book of
Kells</bibl>, the author expresses a hint of sarcasm.
My gut feeling is that descriptions of such entities should be done
outside TEI -- that is, that @ref would never point to a TEI document.
But it sounds like the SIG on Ontologies is proposing describe entities
using <object xml:id="foo"> or <conceptualObject xml:id="foo"> (and then
point to them elsewhere using a URI including "#foo"). For entities
mentioned in FRBR that aren't in Group 1, you would use <person>,
But if we do this, I think we should offer guidance on whether to use
<object>, <listObject>, or <conceptualObject> for a set of physical objects.
On 10/14/11 9:54 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> We also debated a proposal for a<conceptualObject> element, but felt it needed
> more input. The idea is that this is like<object>, for physical objects, but refers
> to a conceptual object. Out examples were
> Pythagoras' theorem
> Mona Lisa
> The Bible
> The Myth of Sisyphus
> The uses being alignment with FRBR, allowing a text of Hamlet to point at the conceptual object which is that play,
> and a way of linking<object>s together.
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