Encoding Contextual Information

Julia Flanders


This tutorial outlines the TEI’s mechanism for contextual encoding, providing information on how to create structured data about certain things contained within your texts (persons, places, organizations, etc.) using TEI elements. Also covered is the encoding of various interpretations of a text through the creation of thematic or interpretive keywords. Similarly, this section will cover how to encode more structured, taxonomic information, such as genre. Finally, this tutorial provides recommendations for where to store the contextual and interpretive information you create.

  1. Contextual information in the TEI
  2. Where does this information go?
  3. Personography
  4. Personography encoding
  5. More personographic detail: demographic and personal qualities
  6. More personographic detail: biographical detail
  7. Placeography (gazetteer) encoding
  8. Other ’Ographies
  9. Interpretive keywords and themes
  10. Interpretive classifications
  11. Associating interpretations and classifications with the text
Encoding Contextual Information