• The act of using a computing language, such as Markdown or XML, to represent or describe source material. See especially text encoding.

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  • About the eLabs Website Launch

    We would like to take a moment to introduce you to what you can find on our site today and what you can expect to find on it in the coming months.

What People Say

“I encode in TEI for a number of reasons. If I need to archive my work in a repository, I am glad to have it in a human-readable, non-propriety format, that is not dependent on ongoing support from a commercial company. If I need to get my data into a new format to use with proprietary software, TEI is easily reconfigurable into alternate formats while leaving the TEI itself intact for future use. Last but not least, if I need to close read a text encoding by hand encourages close attention, and even gives me the tags to mark up my interpretation.”

Constance Crompton, The Humanities Data Lab at the University of Ottawa