Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Role of Markup in the Digital Humanities

My paper from the Cologne colloquium has been published in:

Historical and Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung 37.3 (2012), 125-146.

It contains a fairly detailed description of my alternative to embedded XML markup as an overall system for representing texts in the digital humanities, and how interoperable software can be built upon that foundation. Since it is a subscription-only journal I can't publish the text here, but a free copy of that volume is reportedly being given to all attendees to the current Digital Humanities conference at Hamburg this year. So it should be read by a wide audience.


Amanda Moore said...

Love to read your article, oh for open access...

desmond said...

I'm bound to observe copyright. However, there is a draft version, which is currently published by the University of Cologne at The conclusion has been revised in the final version to spell out how the proposed redesign meets the six complaints about embedded markup. But otherwise it's almost the same.