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Encoding medieval abbreviations for computer analysis (from Latin-Portuguese and Portuguese non-literary sources)

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This paper proposes a solution to the problem of handling scribal abbreviations in TEI-conformant transcriptions of medieval texts, following a conservative editorial strategy. A key distinction is drawn between alphabetic abbreviations, which represent sequences of letters, and logographic abbreviations which represent whole words. The TEI elements and can be used systematically to separate these two types: alphabetic abbreviations will be expanded in the main text, recordin...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/llc/17.3.345

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Portuguese
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Institution:
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Literary and Linguistic Computing More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
3
Pages:
345-360
Publication date:
2002-09-01
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EISSN:
1477-4615
ISSN:
0268-1145
Language:
English
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2010-03-04

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