Please find enclosed a draft for minutes from the SIG meeting in
Victoria i June. Comments are welcome, including corrections from the
people present at the meating.
Notes from the second SIG meeting
The meeting was held during the ACH/ALLC conference in Victoria,
Canada, on June 15, 2005. Six persons were participating.
In the minutes from the lest meeting, two groups of tasks were set up:
1. Tasks the conveners promised to do in 2004 and 2005
2. Tasks we agreed should be done, but with no appointed person
The tasks in group 1 are all on-going or finished, while of the tasks
in group 2, only the identification of elements in TEI with
"ontological relevance" (more on this expression below) is started.
As a motivation for his interest in this work, Øyvind Eide described a
project in which an analysis of relationships between person name
elements in a TEI document was modeled in CIDOC-CRM. This work was
discussed by the group, together with some aspects of the CIDOC-CRM
The group agreed on the general idea that there are things, such as
relationships between persons, that should be modeled outside TEI, but
with a possibility for links to TEI documents.
Identification of TEI element
This item was presented to the group as "Identifying TEI elements of
special ontological interest". This initiated a discussion, because
the group rejected the wording. Several other phrases were suggested
to replace "special ontological interest", among them "extra-textual
(ontological) interest" and "references to the physical world". None
of these truly covers what we want to express, though.
Nevertheless, there were an common general understanding about what
kind of elements we were talking about: Elements such as names, date
and performances of plays, while elements such as italics, stanza and
paragraphs are outside the scope of this SIG.
Time did not permit any actual investigation into which elements in
TEI are of interest.
The on-going work in the FRBR/CIDOC-CRM Harmonization Group was
discussed. It was argued that the TEI community should be involved in
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