Issue 3 of the Journal of the TEI

30 Apr 2011 - 00:00


While the TEI Guidelines are an obvious encoding standard in Digital-Humanities-based research, it is still not so obvious a choice for those working in linguistics. This is surprising, particularly in the field of computational linguistics, because the TEI Guidelines address many issues relevant for the fast growing amount of digital language data, e.g. corpora, speech data, dictionaries etc., and linguistic annotation. Moreover, with recent developments in data mining and text analysis in the larger digital humanities community, the needs of these researchers are becoming closely aligned with those in the the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP).

The editors of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, the official journal of the TEI Consortium, are delighted to announce a call for papers for a special issue that focuses on TEI for linguistic purposes. For this issue, the guest editors (Piotr Bański, Eleonora Litta, and Andreas Witt) welcome articles dealing with:

  •  linguistically annotated corpora
  •  the relation of the TEI encoding scheme and the standards of ISO TC37/SC 4
  •  interoperability between the Humanities and NLP
  •  interoperability between data formats used in the field of linguistics and TEI
  •  reasons for not using the TEI in the field of linguistics
  •  application of TEI modules for linguists, e.g. transcription of speech or feature structures
  •  the potential for rich structuring of documents that the TEI offers vs. text mining / Information Extraction / text analysis -- is the TEI a potential player in this field?

The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is a peer-reviewed open source publication hosted by Closing date for submissions is 30 September with publication expected Spring 2012.