[tei-council] Personographical

Christian Wittern wittern at kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Tue Jun 20 20:50:46 EDT 2006

"Lou's Laptop" <lou.burnard at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> writes:

> 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.

Indeed.  I would have used it 3 years ago if it where there!

> 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 )

Whats the problem with relation?

> 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.

Seems reasonable.

best, chw

 Christian Wittern 
 Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
 47 Higashiogura-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8265, JAPAN

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