#511 New element <transcriptionDesc> as a possible child of <encodingDesc>


[This is the first of a few tickets related to the TEI/ISO standard for transcriptions of spoken language]

Add a new element <transcriptionDesc> as a possible child of <encodingDesc>. This is the place to keep information about the transcription convention used. Such information may be crucial for automatic processing of the document.

     <!-- information about the application with which -->
     <!-- the transcription was created -->
     <application ident="EXMARaLDA" version="1.5.1"> 
       <label>EXMARaLDA Partitur-Editor</label>
       <desc>Transcription Tool providing a TEI Export</desc>
 <!-- information about the transcription convention used -->
   <transcriptionDesc ident="HIAT" version="2004">
       <p>Orthographic transcription according to HIAT</p>


  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2014-06-26

    Nice to see the <appInfo> element being used!

    What classes do you think <transcriptionDesc> should be a member of? I'm thinking that att.canonical might be useful when you're referring to an established standard.

    @version is not part of a class. it's defined individually on TEI, application, teiCorpus, and unicodeName. I wonder if we should have an att.versioned class. There are two definitions, though; <application> is data.versionNumber, but the rest are data.version. Perhaps they could be combined.

  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2014-07-01
    • status: open --> pending
  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2014-07-01

    Council discussion 2014-07-01: The word "transcription" has multiple other meanings in the Guidelines, so the name would be problematic; we're also not clear on whether it should be a child of encodingDesc or editorialDecl. We will wait for the final draft of the proposal on spoken language before responding.

  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2014-11-19
    • status: pending --> open-later
    • assigned_to: Martin Holmes
  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2014-11-19

    F2F at Raleigh looks in on ticket 2014-11-17; assign to MH to report back when proposal available. Set to open-later.

  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2015-03-16

    To address the two points raised above :

    (a) "transcription" is very much the term used in this community, even though it is also used elsewhere. It seems relevant that making a manuscript transcription and making a speech transcription implies confronting many similar problems. I see np harm in using the "term of art" here, consciously expecting it to be appropriated by others, and taking care that nothing in our definition precludes its use there. Which I cannot see that it does, Otherwise: do we have another suggestion?

    (b) It is definitely intended to be a member of encodingDesc, and hence a sibling of editorialDecl. I can see why it might be considered as in some sense a synonym of the latter, but that isn't the proposal. Is the suggestion that
    editorialDecl should be used instead?