XML Resources

9. Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

9.1. An introduction to the TEI and the TEI Consortium


Vanhoutte, Edward. 2004. “An Introduction to the TEI and the TEI Consortium.” In: Mats Dahlström, Espen S. Ore, & Edward Vanhoutte (eds.), Electronic Scholarly Editing-Some Northern European Approaches. A Special Issue of Literary and Linguistic Computing, 19/1. 9–16.


9.2. TEI P4: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange


TEI P4 is the current version of the Guidelines, and should be cited as Sperberg-McQueen, C.M. and Burnard, L. (eds.) 2002. TEI P4: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange. Oxford, Providence, Charlottesville, Bergen: Text Encoding Initiative Consortium.. The chief objective of this revision was to implement proper XML support in the Guidelines, while ensuring that documents produced to earlier TEI specifications remained usable with the new version.


9.3. TEI U5: TEILite


TEILite. TEI U5: Encoding for Interchange: an introduction to the TEI. This document provides an introduction to the recommendations of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), by describing a manageable subset of the full TEI encoding scheme. The scheme documented here can be used to encode a wide variety of commonly encountered textual features, in such a way as to maximize the usability of electronic transcriptions and to facilitate their interchange among scholars using different computer systems. It is also fully compatible with the full TEI scheme, as defined by TEI document P4, Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange, published by the TEI Consortium in 2002.

This document is available in HTML on the TEI Consortium Webpage.