The Text Encoding Initiative

  title={The Text Encoding Initiative},
  author={C. M. Sperberg-McQueen},
This paper describes the goals and work of the Text Encoding Initiative, an international cooperative project to develop and disseminate guidelines for the encoding and interchange of electronic text for research purposes. It begins by outlining some basic problems which arise in the attempt to represent textual material in computers, and some problems which arise in the attempt to encourage the sharing and reuse of electronic textual resources. These problems provide the necessary background… CONTINUE READING