[tei-council] Personographical

Lou's Laptop lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Jun 20 18:03:18 EDT 2006

I'm slogging away at combining the outputs from Matthew's 
personographical worktaskforcegroupactivity with CC and ND (look em up) 
and have a few unresolved issues on which guidance from the Council 
would be welcomed.

1. CC defines both <person> and <personGrp> as potential members of 
<listPerson>.  A <personGrp> is a "multi-headed" person treated as a 
single individual, for example "the audience" , "a howling mob" etc.  It 
seems to me to make sense to treat <personGrp> in exactly the same way 
as <person> therefore, but it was not proposed in persw06. Anyone object 
if I add it? It is definitely needed for spoken corpus work and I would 
have thought useful in other situations too.

2. I'd like to rename "particLinks" (the current wrapper for <relation> 
elements) as <personLinks>. All in favour? I'd also like to rename 
"relation" but still haven't thought of a better name. (The P5 source 
contains a note indicating that I've been trying to do so since at least 
1994, so I don't suppose I'm likely to )

3. In Kyoto we discussed briefly where <listPerson> should be 
permitted.  There was a feeling that it ought to be permitted inside the 
body of a text, to which end it was moved into the class model.biblLike. 
However, it is also a member of the model.profileDescPart class, along 
with <particDesc>, <settingDesc> etc. This means you can have a 
<listPerson> either directly within a <profileDesc> or within a 
<particDesc> inside a <profileDesc> which seems silly. I propose to 
remove its membership from model.profileDescPart.

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