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Humanist Archives: Jan. 12, 2019, 7:23 a.m. Humanist 32.325 - XPath-intensive course

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 325.
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        Date: 2019-01-11 14:17:54+00:00
        From: Elisa Beshero-Bondar 
        Subject: Week 2 at DHSI: XPath for Processing XML and Managing Projects

Members of this list who work with XML may be interested in an
XPath-intensive course (#49) co-taught by me and David Birnbaum in Week 2
of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute: XPath for Processing XML and
Managing Projects. I'm delighted to be teaching this class alongside the
mentor and friend who taught me what I know about XPath, XSLT, XQuery, and
Schematron. David is one of the most adept, XPath-fluent coders I know,
with a keen understanding of how to build and process digital projects.

Please see our course materials:

We're showing how to apply XPath in various contexts each day of the
course, so participants will be oriented to XPath in XQuery through the
eXist-db XML database as well as XPath in XSLT and Schematron in the oXygen
XML Editor. XPath is the star of the show in the course, to help you gain
skills in writing it *and* applying it to manage, organize, navigate,
process, and publish XML and TEI code. We're also exploring some of the
newest features of XPath that help simplify the syntax and help you write
precise, efficient code. (I learned quite a lot about XPath in preparing
our materials in the past year!)

*  Scholarships are available to support participation in the course and
defray the expenses of attending DHSI: To apply for a scholarship start
here (before registering): http://www.dhsi.org/scholarships.php .
* To register for the course: http://www.dhsi.org/courses.php and look for
course 49.

Please share widely with people who might benefit from learning XPath with
us (and that could be someone just learning XML, someone seeking a
refresher, someone trying to expand what they can do with a digital edition
project, as well as someone who might benefit from a scholarship to attend
the DHSI.)

Thanks for reading and sharing, and David and I look forward to seeing some
of you in the XPath class!


Elisa Beshero-Bondar, PhD
TEI Technical Council member
Associate Professor of English
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Humanities Division
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA  15601  USA
E-mail: ebb8@pitt.edu

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