[tei-council] definition of "genetic editing"

Pierazzo, Elena elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk
Wed Apr 13 08:41:30 EDT 2011

Dear Stuart,

Thanks for the effort and it is true that the document does not contain a
definition. However your definition in Wikipedia contains a few problems.
I don't have a wikipedia account otherwise I would intervene myself so I'm
asking you to remove at least any reference to phylogeny and ordered
trees: none of the above concept apply to the definition of genetic
editing: they can used within but they definitely do not belong to the
In genetic editing a manuscript (which is called exemplar not individual)
is not necessarily part of a dossier: only in case of multiple manuscript
surviving for a given work.
Genetic Editing has been defined and re-definend plenty of times so it is
very delicate matter to do it without annoying somebody: this one of the
reasons we did not  attempted any definition of it in our document,
thinking that is not the role of TEI give definition scholarly product,
but to offer support for it.
Sorry for being so pedantic and I really appreciate your attempt, but as
you said Wikipedia is very high ranked so I would be really grateful if
you could fix the things I mentioned above.

Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Chair of the Teaching Committee
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk

On 13/04/2011 10:03, "Stuart Yeates" <stuart.yeates at vuw.ac.nz> wrote:

>I've been spending some time trying to grok the genetic editing draft at
>I've completely failed to find a non-circular definition for what
>editing" actually is, so I've had a go at spinning one for myself at:
>Feel free to expand / change / correct / update this yourself if you
>know any better, especially as wikipedia gets very highly ranked
>on search engines and is likely to shortly be the number one hit for
>"genetic editing"
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