SGML-based markup for literary texts: Two problems and some solutions

@article{Barnard1988SGMLbasedMF,
  title={SGML-based markup for literary texts: Two problems and some solutions},
  author={David T. Barnard and Ron Hayter and Maria Karababa and George M. Logan and John McFadden},
  journal={Computers and the Humanities},
  year={1988},
  volume={22},
  pages={265-276}
}
There is wide agreement on the need for a markup standard for encoding literary texts. The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) seems to provide the best basis for such a standard. But two problems inhibit the acceptance of SGML for this purpose. (1) Computer-assisted textual studies often require the maintenance of multiple views of a document's structure, but SGML is not designed to accommodate such views. (2) An SGML-based standard would appear to entail the keyboarding of more markup… CONTINUE READING

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