UVA MDST 3703 Marking-Up a Text 2012-09-13

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  • 1. Studio 3: Marking Up a Text Prof. Alvarado MDST 3703/7703 13 September 2012
  • 2. Business• Can everyone access their Home Directory from their desktop? – i.e. not just from the web interface• The required McCarty reading was “„Knowing true things by what their mockeries be‟: Modelling in the Humanities” – My reference to “thick” vs. “deep” in lecture was from the other reading – Sorry for the confusion!
  • 3. Review• URLs to your Home Directory pages look like this: – http://people.virginia.edu/~NETID/RESOURC E• Where … NETID = Your UVA Net ID (e.g. rca2t) and RESOURCE: The filename and the path to the file • E.g. index.html OR mydirectory/file.html • Identical to what is under public_html
  • 4. Anatomy of a URL
  • 5. Review• Documents, Texts, and Levels• Data models: Networks, Trees, Tables• Latent Hypertext and Intertext
  • 6. Documents, Texts, and Levels• Documents and texts are different – Related as medium is to message – The message (text) is independent but must always exist as part of a medium• Documents are things like books, memos, etc. – They have a material form and a basic content model• Texts are more complicated – They are linguistic and therefore related grammar, poetics, and meaning
  • 7. Where is meaning?What does it look like?
  • 8. The Theory of LevelsWe can think of the various aspects ofdocuments and text as forming levelsDOCUMENT Layout and Style  Physical interface Structure  Physical and logic structure Content  Text, Image, etc.TEXT Syntagm  Strings of characters and patterns Structure  grammar, pragmatics, etc. Meaning  Intertextual connections in the mind
  • 9. Each level has appropriate models and tools
  • 10. Three Model Types• We have seen three major models so far – Networks (hypertext), Trees (OHCO), and Tables• Networks – Non-linear relations across lexia – HTML• Trees – Linear and nested relations within lexia – TEI• Tables – Elements of lexia extracted and classified – Relational databases, spreadsheets
  • 12. Intertextuality is latent hypertext Goal of markup is to “surface” latent hypertext and make it available for analysis and interpretation
  • 13. Today’s Exercise• We will markup part of a primary source – The beginning of an edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion• We will develop a TEI-like content model and use HTML to do the markup• Then we will markup of the text for intertextual content• Procedures posted on blog
  • 14. New Concepts• We will use POSH – “Plain Old Semantic HTML”• Use CLASS and ID attributes in your elements – <p class=“extract”> … </p>• Use SPAN and DIV elements to handle cases where HTML does not provides an explicit element – <div class=“page”> … </div>