[tei-council] personography task force
lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Fri Nov 11 05:17:11 EST 2005
Just to clarify on my current commitments...
In Bulgaria, Syd and I agreed to divide the task of implementing the
Oxford decisions between us. I have done my half, and Syd (witness
recent email) has started on his. We hope to have the whole lot done by
the end of November.
2. Structure chapter (ST)
I want to make a serious attempt at defining a new organization for this
chapter. Every time a change is made to the class system, this chapter
has to be edited, which is one reason why I have been putting the job
off, but it remains, I think, more urgent than anything else. I will
work on that during December.
3. Personography rationalization.
I have already done some minor spadework on this, in revising the parts
of CO which talk about names. I would like to build on this revision,
with the aim of producing a new section synthesizing what is currently
treated in ND and in CC, for the Council to review in January. Let me
stress that my intention is not to revisit the whole question of
personal identity, but simply to synthesize what is already present in
different parts of the Guidelines into an accessible and useful set of
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> 1) For the things that need immediate fix in P5 (e.g. datatypes et.al)
>> Lou promised to write a position paper by the end of the year.
>> This could serve as a base for decisions in a tight time-frame.
>> personography per se would be out of scope for this.
> That depends on the scope of what Lou proposes to write
> about. Just datatypes is not enough. I don't think we should
> persist for another year with anomalies like half the personography
> elements being in corpus, for example, and the lack of a death
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