14.0353 encoding vs markup

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 353.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 12:04:45 +0100
             From: Martin Mueller <martinmueller@northwestern.edu>
             Subject: Re: 14.0349 encoding vs markup? Boolean?
    This is an off-the cuff response to Fotis Jannidis inquiry about "text
    encoding"  and "text mark-up."  I'm not an expert in the literature, but I
    read around it a fair amount. If there is a clear distinction between the
    semantic spheres of encoding and mark-up it has escaped this particular
    reader. Perhaps there should be a difference, but I don't think there is a
    systematic and acknowledged difference in usage
    At 03:14 PM 10/13/2000 +0100, you wrote:
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     >   [1]   From:    "Fotis Jannidis" <fotis.jannidis@lrz.uni-           (30)
     >                 muenchen.de>
     >         >
     >   [2]   From:    "Gerda Elata" <gerda@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>              (2)
     >         Subject: Re: 14.0343 new on WWW: e-publishing bib; e-portal for
     >                 development
     >         Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 10:52:17 +0100
     >         From: "Fotis Jannidis" <fotis.jannidis@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
     >         Subject: text encoding and text markup
     >for a encyclopedia I am writing an article on "text encoding". I
     >discovered that I am not sure how this concept is - in the actual use
     >of words - related to "text markup" and whether there is an
     >established difference how they are used?
     >Intuitively I would say that "text encoding" is the more extensive
     >concept, also including the intellectual and philological processes
     >necessary to do the markup, while "text markup" rather refers to the
     >more technical aspects and is just a part of text encoding.
     >Another point makes this question even more complicated: I am
     >writing this article for a German lexicon and I have the impression
     >that in German the relation of "Textkodierung" and
     >"Textauszeichnung" is just reversed, the latter being the more
     >abstract concept.
     >Could you please tell me how you would think a prototypical use of
     >"text encoding" and "text markup" (to mix two ways of researching
     >word semantics) should look like if you go by your intuition. As
     >these concepts are quite young, our intuition can only be quite
     >weak, and every response is very welcome. To the many German
     >readers on this list: Do you think my understanding of the German
     >concepts meets yours?
     >Thanks a lot in advance,
     >Fotis Jannidis

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