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EuRED : XML-TEI in database structure

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The EuRED project (http://eured.univ-lemans.fr) consists on a RDBMS gathering reading experiences made by Europeans from the 15th century until today. It is part of a larger research program (P-RECIHC, http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/?Project=ANR-14-CE31-0018) funded by the ANR (French national research agency). The database has been inspired by the purely British UK-RED database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK) which was launched in 2006 and contains approximately 40 000 records. Our goal, by achieving a proof of concept, is to give UK- RED a chronological and geographical extension, to take care both of new sources (CMCs ...) and new needs expressed by researchers. This is why new fields necessary to describe reading experiences have been added to UK-RED's data model. It was very quickly decided to convert the existing data in TEI P5 and, therefore, to build a new data model. The choice of TEI P5 is relevant for two main reasons : first, around 90 % of the UK-RED fields can easily be replaced by existing TEI P5 elements ; second, TEI P5 is customisable. Thus a new class (model.experienceDescPart) containing 23 new elements mostly linked with thesaurii has been designed to help describing reading experiences. In EuRED's data model, these new elements are placed in the and not in the . Besides the challenge of the conversion of UK-RED's data (now under process), this decision was made because EuRED is not a database gathering textual sources containing transcriptions of reading experiences, but, on the contrary, a database gathering transcriptions of reading experiences located in textual sources. This conceptual and technical choice should be discussed because it poses the very important question of the possibility to use TEI P5 not only for encoding textual sources but also specifically for database management purposes, this way opening new directions.

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François Vignale. EuRED : XML-TEI in database structure. TEI Conference 2016, Sep 2016, Vienna, Austria. ⟨hal-01483798⟩
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