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Advanced Text Technologies

7AAVDH06 Advanced Text Technologies

20 credit module, runs in Spring semester
Monday 14:00-16:00, room K4.32 (Strand)

This module is a practically-oriented introduction to technologies used in scholarly text editing and digital publication, notably XML and XSLT. These technologies support a dynamic view of text: where word processors create static texts that are identical to their presentation, dynamic texts can be presented in many ways, and lend themselves better to querying and mining. This approach requires new ways to create the texts themselves and specialised tools for processing them.

The module includes practical sessions of 2 hours each every week and six one-hour lab and graduate seminar sessions.

The module assumes a knowledge of HTML and combines practical work (using XML and XSLT) with discussion of the scholarly implications.


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