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#401 extend and clarify use of particDesc and settingDesc

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closed-fixed
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2014-01-26
2012-11-02
No

As discussed on TEI-L this week (http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind1211&L=TEI-L#5) there seems to be some support for the idea of extending the definitions of particDesc and settingDesc to more than just the "participants in" and "setting of" a linguistic activity, but more generally place to record persons, organizations and places (and perhaps events?) related in various ways to the text, manuscript, edition or metadata recorded in the TEI file or corpus.

It seems some people are using it this way already, but I suggest we clarify the definitions of these elements to give (retrospective) approval to this behaviour.

<particDesc> currently: "describes the identifiable speakers, voices, or other participants in any kind of text"

suggested change: "describes the identifiable speakers, voices, or other participants in any kind of text or other persons named or otherwise referred to in a text or its edition"

<settingDesc> currently: "describes the setting or settings within which a language interaction takes place"

suggested change: "describes the setting or settings within which a language interaction takes place, or other places involved with the text or its support"

Discussion

  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2013-01-07

    I missed this discussion and the link you give above doesn't help me find it. Could you give an example of what is meant by "related in various ways"? Would you use <particDesc> to list all the people referred to in a text for example?

     
  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2013-01-08
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jcummings
     
  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2013-01-08

    Assigning to myself, jcummings.

     
  • Jens Østergaard Petersen

    Actually, Gabriel's suggestion for <settingDesc> was even wider, and more in agreement with the above suggestion for <particDesc>, namely to use it to encode "other places mentioned in the text … and in the metadata." Such place names are not involved with the text or its support, nor part of any language interaction.

     
  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2014-01-26
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2014-01-26

    This was done for release 2.6.0 so closing.