[Electronic Text Center] [Introduction to TEI]

A Quick List of TEI Tags

Extracted from the TEI Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange

David Seaman, Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia


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This list is designed to be a quick overview of the range of tags available in the TEI tagset and its TEILITE subset; it is not itself a guide to the usage of these tags.

For each tag the following information is given:


<ABBR> (I.E. ABBREVIATION)

Description: contains an abbreviation of any sort.


<ACTIVITY> (I.E. ACTIVITY)

Description: contains a brief informal description of what a participant in a language interaction is doing other than speaking, if anything.


<ACTOR> (I.E. ACTOR)

Description: Name of an actor appearing within a cast list.


<ADD> (I.E. ADDITION)

Description: contains letters, words, or phrases inserted in the text by an author, scribe, annotator or corrector.


<ADDNAME> (I.E. ADDITIONAL NAME)

Description: contains an additional name component, such as a nickname, epithet, or alias, or any other descriptive phrase used within a personal name.


<ADDRESS>

Description: contains a postal or other address, for example of a publisher, an organization, or an individual.


<ADDRLINE>

Description: contains one line of a postal or other address.


<ADDSPAN> (I.E. ADDED SPAN OF TEXT)

Description: marks the beginning of a longer sequence of text added by an author, scribe, annotator or corrector (see also <add>).


<ADMIN> (I.E. ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION)

Description: within a <termEntry> element, contains administrative information pertaining to data management and documentation of the entry.


<AFFILIATION> (I.E. AFFILIATION)

Description: contains an informal description of a person's present or past affiliation with some organization, for example an employer or sponsor.


<ALT> (I.E. ALTERNATION)

Description: identifies an alternation or a set of choices among elements or passages.


<ALTGRP> (I.E. ALTERNATION GROUP)

Description: groups a collection of <alt> elements and possibly pointers.


<ANALYTIC> (I.E. ANALYTIC LEVEL)

Description: contains bibliographic elements describing an item (e.g. an article or poem) published within a monograph or journal and not as an independent publication.


<ANCHOR> (I.E. ANCHOR POINT)

Description: attaches an identifier to a point within a text, whether or not it corresponds with a textual element.


<ANY> (I.E. ANY VALUE)

Description: represents boolean true value variable.


<APP> (I.E. APPARATUS ENTRY)

Description: contains one entry in a critical apparatus, with an optional lemma and at least one reading.


<ARC>

Description: encodes an arc, the connection from one node to another in a graph.


<ARGUMENT>

Description: A formal list or prose description of the topics addressed by a subdivision of a text.


<ATT>

Description: contains the name of an attribute appearing within running text.


<ATTDEF> (I.E. ATTRIBUTE DEFINITION)

Description: contains the definition of a single attribute.


<ATTLDECL> (I.E. ATTLIST DECLARATION)

Description: contains the SGML ATTLIST declaration associated with this element.


<ATTLIST>

Description: contains documentation for all the attributes associated with this element, as a series of <attDef> elements.


<ATTNAME> (I.E. ATTRIBUTE NAME)

Description: contains the name of the attribute being defined by an <attDef> element.


<AUTHOR>

Description: in a bibliographic reference, contains the name of the author(s), personal or corporate, of a work; the primary statement of responsibility for any bibliographic item.


<AUTHORITY> (I.E. RELEASE AUTHORITY)

Description: supplies the name of a person or other agency responsible for making an electronic file available, other than a publisher or distributor.


<AVAILABILITY>

Description: supplies information about the availability of a text, for example any restrictions on its use or distribution, its copyright status, etc.


<BACK> (I.E. BACK MATTER)

Description: contains any appendixes, etc. following the main part of a text.


<BASEWSD> (I.E. BASE WRITING SYSTEM DECLARATION)

Description: identifies a writing system declaration whose mappings among characters, forms, entity names, and bit patterns are to be incorporated (possibly with modifications) in this writing system declaration.


<BIBL> (I.E. BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION)

Description: contains a loosely-structured bibliographic citation of which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly tagged.


<BIBLFULL>

Description: contains a fully-structured bibliographic citation, in which all components of the TEI file description are present.


<BIBLSCOPE> (I.E. SCOPE OF CITATION)

Description: defines the scope of a bibliographic reference, for example as a list of pagenumbers, or a named subdivision of a larger work.


<BIBLSTRUCT> (I.E. STRUCTURED BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION)

Description: contains a structured bibliographic citation, in which only bibliographic subelements appear and in a specified order.


<BICOND> (I.E. BI-CONDITIONAL FEATURE-STRUCTURE CONSTRAINT)

Description: defines a biconditional feature-structure constraint; both consequent and antecedent are specified as feature structures or groups of feature structures; the constraint is satisfied if both subsume a given feature structure, or if both do not.


<BIRTH> (I.E. BIRTH DETAILS)

Description: contains information about a person's birth, such as its date and place.


<BLOC> (I.E. BLOC)

Description: a geo-political unit containing one or more nation states.


<BODY> (I.E. TEXT BODY)

Description: contains the whole body of a single unitary text, excluding any front or back matter.


<BROADCAST> (I.E. BROADCAST)

Description: describes a broadcast used as the source of a spoken text.


<BYLINE>

Description: contains the primary statement of responsibility given for a work on its title page or at the head or end of the work.


<C> (I.E. CHARACTER)

Description: represents a character.


<CAESURA>

Description: marks the point at which a metrical line may be divided.


<CAMERA>

Description: describes a particular camera angle or viewpoint in a screen play.


<CAPTION>

Description: contains the text of a caption or other text displayed as part of a film script or screenplay.


<CASE>

Description: contains grammatical case information given by a dictionary for a given form.


<CASTGROUP> (I.E. CAST LIST GROUPING)

Description: groups one or more individual <castItem> elements within a cast list.


<CASTITEM> (I.E. CAST LIST ITEM)

Description: contains a single entry within a cast list, describing either a single role or a list of non-speaking roles.


<CASTLIST> (I.E. CAST LIST)

Description: contains a single cast list or dramatis personae.


<CATDESC> (I.E. CATEGORY DESCRIPTION)

Description: describes some category within a taxonomy or text typology, either in the form of a brief prose description or in terms of the situational parameters used by the TEI formal <textDesc>.


<CATEGORY> (I.E. CATEGORY)

Description: contains an individual descriptive category, possibly nested within a superordinate category, within a user-defined taxonomy.


<CATREF> (I.E. CATEGORY REFERENCE)

Description: specifies one or more defined categories within some taxonomy or text typology.


<CB> (I.E. COLUMN BREAK)

Description: marks the boundary between one column of a text and the next in a standard reference system.


<CELL>

Description: contains one cell of a table.


<CERTAINTY>

Description: indicates the degree of certainty or uncertainty associated with some aspect of the text markup.


<CHANGE>

Description: summarizes a particular change or correction made to a particular version of an electronic text which is shared between several researchers.


<CHANNEL> (I.E. PRIMARY CHANNEL)

Description: describes the medium or channel by which a text is delivered or experienced. For a written text, this might be print, manuscript, e-mail, etc.; for a spoken one, radio, telephone, face-to-face, etc.


<CHARACTER>

Description: defines one unit in a writing system, supplementing or overriding information provided in the base coded character sets, writing system declarations, and entity sets.


<CHARACTERS>

Description: contains a specification of the characters used in a particular writing system to write a particular language, and of how those characters are represented in electronic form.


<CHILDREN>

Description: lists the elements which this element may directly contain.


<CIT>

Description: A quotation from some other document, together with a bibliographic reference to its source.


<CL> (I.E. CLAUSE)

Description: represents a grammatical clause.


<CLASS>

Description: specifies the name of an element class.


<CLASSCODE> (I.E. CLASSCODE)

Description: contains the classification code used for this text in some standard classification system.


<CLASSDECL> (I.E. CLASSIFICATION DECLARATIONS)

Description: contains one or more taxonomies defining any classificatory codes used elsewhere in the text.


<CLASSDOC>

Description: contains reference information for one element class; either elements which appear together in SGML content models, or elements which share some common attribute.


<CLASSES>

Description: specifies all the classes of which the documented element or class is a member or subclass.


<CLOSER>

Description: groups together dateline, byline, salutation, and similar phrases appearing as a final group at the end of a division, especially of a letter.


<CODEDCHARSET> (I.E. BASE CODED CHARACTER SET)

Description: identifies a public or private coded character set which is used as a basic component of a writing system declaration.


<COL> (I.E. COLUMN)

Description: contains one column of a multi-column reference edition.


<COLLOC> (I.E. COLLOCATE)

Description: contains a collocate of the headword.


<COND> (I.E. CONDITIONAL FEATURE-STRUCTURE CONSTRAINT)

Description: defines a conditional feature-structure constraint; the consequent and the antecedent are specified as feature structures or feature-structure groups; the constraint is satisfied if both the antecedent and the consequent subsume a given feature structure, or if the antecedent does not.


<CONSTITUTION>

Description: describes the internal composition of a text or text sample, for example as fragmentary, complete, etc.


<CORR> (I.E. CORRECTION)

Description: contains the correct form of a passage apparently erroneous in the copy text.


<CORRECTION> (I.E. CORRECTION PRINCIPLES)

Description: states how and under what circumstances corrections have been made in the text.


<COUNTRY> (I.E. COUNTRY)

Description: in an address, gives the name of the nation, country, colony, or commonwealth; in a place name given as a hierarchy of geo-political units, the <country> is larger or administratively superior to the <region> and smaller than the <bloc>.


<CREATION>

Description: contains information about the creation of a text.


<DAMAGE>

Description: contains an area of damage to the text witness.


<DATADESC>

Description: specifies the legal content of the element being documented, noting any semantic or application-dependent constraints, as well as constraints enforced by the SGML content model.


<DATATYPE>

Description: specifies an SGML declared value for an attribute.


<DATE>

Description: contains a date in any format.


<DATELINE>

Description: contains a brief description of the place, date, time, etc. of production of a letter, newspaper story, or other work, prefixed or suffixed to it as a kind of heading or trailer.


<DATERANGE> (I.E. DATE RANGE)

Description: contains two dates or another phrase delimiting a time period.


<DATESTRUCT>

Description: contains an internally structured representation of a date.


<DAY> (I.E. DAY)

Description: the day component of a structured date.


<DEF> (I.E. DEFINITION)

Description: contains definition text in a dictionary entry.


<DEFAULT>

Description: specifies the default declared value for an attribute.


<DEL> (I.E. DELETION)

Description: contains a letter, word or passage deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated as superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator or corrector.


<DELSPAN> (I.E. DELETED SPAN OF TEXT)

Description: marks the beginning of a longer sequence of text deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise signaled as superfluous or spurious by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector.


<DERIVATION>

Description: describes the nature and extent of indebtedness or derivativeness of this text with respect to others.


<DESC> (I.E. DESCRIPTION)

Description: (in a writing system declaration) contains a description of a character or character form.


<DESC> (I.E. DESCRIPTION)

Description: contains a brief description of the purpose and application for an element, attribute, or attribute value.


<DESCRIP> (I.E. DESCRIPTION)

Description: within a <termEntry> element, contains a definition, context or explanation used to explain or define the concept represented by a <term> or an <otherForm>.


<DFT> (I.E. DEFAULT VALUE)

Description: provides default value for a feature.


<DIRECTION>

Description: specifies one or more conventional directions in which a language is written using a given script.


<DISTANCE> (I.E. DISTANCE)

Description: that part of a relative temporal or spatial expression which indicates the distance between the place or time denoted by it and the place or time referred to within it.


<DISTINCT> (I.E. DISTINCT)

Description: identifies any word or phrase which is regarded as linguistically distinct, for example as archaic, technical, dialectal, non-preferred, etc., or as forming part of a sublanguage.


<DISTRIBUTOR>

Description: supplies the name of a person or other agency responsible for the distribution of a text.


<DIV> (I.E. TEXT DIVISION)

Description: contains a subdivision of the front, body, or back of a text.


<DIVGEN> (I.E. AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED TEXT DIVISION)

Description: indicates the location at which a textual division generated automatically by a text-processing application is to appear.


<DIV0> (I.E. LEVEL-0 TEXT DIVISION)

Description: contains the largest possible subdivision of the body of a text.


<DIV1> (I.E. LEVEL-1 TEXT DIVISION)

Description: contains a first-level subdivision of the front, body, or back of a text (the largest, if <div0> is not used, the second largest if it is).


<DIV2> (I.E. LEVEL-2 TEXT DIVISION)

Description: contains a second-level subdivision of the front, body, or back of a text.


<DIV3> (I.E. LEVEL-3 TEXT DIVISION)

Description: contains a third-level subdivision of the front, body, or back of a text.


<DIV4> (I.E. LEVEL-4 TEXT DIVISION)

Description: contains a fourth-level subdivision of the front, body, or back of a text.


<DIV5> (I.E. LEVEL-5 TEXT DIVISION)

Description: contains a fifth-level subdivision of the front, body, or back of a text.


<DIV6> (I.E. LEVEL-6 TEXT DIVISION)

Description: contains a sixth-level subdivision of the front, body, or back of a text.


<DIV7> (I.E. LEVEL-7 TEXT DIVISION)

Description: contains the smallest possible subdivision of the front, body or back of a text, larger than a paragraph.


<DOCAUTHOR> (I.E. DOCUMENT AUTHOR)

Description: contains the name of the author of the document, as given on the title page (often but not always contained in a <byline>).


<DOCDATE> (I.E. DOCUMENT DATE)

Description: contains the date of a document, as given (usually) on a title page.


<DOCEDITION> (I.E. DOCUMENT EDITION)

Description: contains an edition statement as presented on a title page of a document.


<DOCIMPRINT> (I.E. DOCUMENT IMPRINT)

Description: contains the imprint statement (place and date of publication, publisher name), as given (usually) at the foot of a title page.


<DOCTITLE> (I.E. DOCUMENT TITLE)

Description: contains the title of a document, including all its constituents, as given on a title page.


<DOMAIN> (I.E. DOMAIN OF USE)

Description: describes the most important social context in which the text was realized or for which it is intended, for example private vs. public, education, religion, etc.


<EDITION> (I.E. EDITION)

Description: describes the particularities of one edition of a text.


<EDITIONSTMT> (I.E. EDITION STATEMENT)

Description: groups information relating to one edition of a text.


<EDITOR> (I.E. EDITOR)

Description: secondary statement of responsibility for a bibliographic item, for example the name of an individual, institution or organization, (or of several such) acting as editor, compiler, translator, etc.


<EDITORIALDECL> (I.E. EDITORIAL PRACTICE DECLARATION)

Description: provides details of editorial principles and practices applied during the encoding of a text.


<EDUCATION> (I.E. EDUCATION)

Description: contains a brief prose description of the educational background of a participant.


<EG>

Description: contains a single example demonstrating the use of an element or attribute. If the example contains SGML markup, it must be enclosed within a marked CDATA section.


<EG> (I.E. EXAMPLE (EXEMPLI GRATIA))

Description: (in a dictionary) contains an example text containing at least one occurrence of the word form, used in the sense being described; examples may be quoted from (named) authors or contrived.


<ELEAF> (I.E. LEAF OF AN EMBEDDING TREE.)

Description: provides explicitly for a leaf of an embedding tree, which may also be encoded with the <eTree> element.


<ELEMDECL> (I.E. ELEMENT DECLARATION)

Description: contains the full form of an SGML declaration for the element documented using the reference concrete syntax. The markup-declaration-open delimiter can however also be given as (or be interrupted by) an entity reference.


<EMPH> (I.E. EMPHASIZED)

Description: marks words or phrases which are stressed or emphasized for linguistic or rhetorical effect.


<ENCODINGDESC> (I.E. ENCODING DESCRIPTION)

Description: documents the relationship between an electronic text and the source or sources from which it was derived.


<ENTDOC> (I.E. ENTITY DOCUMENTATION)

Description: formally documents a single SGML entity within an encoding scheme.


<ENTITYSET> (I.E. BASE ENTITY SET)

Description: identifies a public or private entity set whose mappings between entity names and characters are to be incorporated (perhaps with modifications) into this writing system declaration.


<ENTNAME> (I.E. ENTITY NAME)

Description: contains the full name of an entity, excluding the percent sign in the case of a parameter entity.


<ENTRY>

Description: contains a reasonably well-structured dictionary entry.


<ENTRYFREE>

Description: contains a dictionary entry which does not necessarily conform to the constraints imposed by the <entry> element.


<EPIGRAPH> (I.E. EPIGRAPH)

Description: contains a quotation, anonymous or attributed, appearing mat the start of a section or chapter, or on a title page.


<EPILOGUE>

Description: contains the epilogue to a drama, typically spoken by an actor out of character, possibly in association with a particular performance or venue.


<EQUIPMENT> (I.E. EQUIPMENT)

Description: provides technical details of the equipment and media used for an audio or video recording used as the source for a spoken text.


<EQUIV>

Description: specifies an equivalent or comparable element in some other markup language.


<ETREE> (I.E. EMBEDDING TREE)

Description: provides an alternative to <tree> element for representing ordered rooted tree structures.


<ETYM> (I.E. ETYMOLOGY)

Description: encloses the etymological information in a dictionary entry.


<EVENT> (I.E. EVENT)

Description: any phenomenon or occurrence, not necessarily vocalized or communicative, for example incidental noises or other events affecting communication.


<EXCEPTIONS>

Description: documents ways in which a writing system declaration differs from the coded character sets, base writing system declarations, and entity sets which form its bases.


<EXEMPLUM>

Description: contains a single example demonstrating the use of an element, together with optional paragraphs of commentary.


<EXPAN> (I.E. EXPANSION)

Description: contains the expansion of an abbreviation.


<EXTENT>

Description: describes the approximate size of the electronic text as stored on some carrier medium, specified in any convenient units.


<EXTFIGURE> (I.E. EXTERNAL FIGURE)

Description: (in a writing system declaration) refers to a figure or illustration depicting the character form, which is stored in some declared notation external to the text.


<F> (I.E. FEATURE)

Description: associates a name with a value of any of several different types.


<FACTUALITY>

Description: describes the extent to which the text may be regarded as imaginative or non-imaginative, that is, as describing a fictional or a non-fictional world.


<FALT> (I.E. FEATURE ALTERNATION)

Description: provides alternative features for a feature structure or other feature alternation.


<FDECL> (I.E. FEATURE DECLARATION)

Description: declares a single feature, specifying its name, organization, range of allowed values, and optionally its default value.


<FDESCR> (I.E. FEATURE DESCRIPTION (IN FSD))

Description: describes in prose what is represented by the feature being declared and its values.


<FIGDESC> (I.E. DESCRIPTION OF FIGURE)

Description: contains a brief prose description of the appearance or content of a graphic figure, for use when documenting an image without displaying it.


<FIGURE>

Description: (in a writing system declaration) contains an image of a character form, stored in-line in some declared notation.


<FIGURE>

Description: indicates the location of a graphic, illustration, or figure.


<FILEDESC> (I.E. FILE DESCRIPTION)

Description: contains a full bibliographic description of an electronic file.


<FILES>

Description: specifies the name of the operating system file(s) within which this markup component is declared.


<FIRSTLANG> (I.E. FIRST LANGUAGE)

Description: specifies the first language of a participant.


<FLIB> (I.E. FEATURE LIBRARY)

Description: assembles library of feature elements.


<FOREIGN> (I.E. FOREIGN)

Description: identifies a word or phrase as belonging to some language other than that of the surrounding text.


<FORENAME> (I.E. FORENAME)

Description: contains a forename, given or baptismal name.


<FOREST>

Description: provides for groups of rooted trees.


<FORESTGRP> (I.E. FOREST GROUP)

Description: provides for groups of forests.


<FORM> (I.E. FORM INFORMATION GROUP)

Description: groups all the information on the written and spoken forms of one headword.


<FORM> (I.E. LETTER FORM)

Description: identifies one letter form taken by a particular character in a writing system declaration.


<FORMULA>

Description: contains a mathematical or other formula.


<FRONT> (I.E. FRONT MATTER)

Description: contains any prefatory matter (headers, title page, prefaces, dedications, etc.) found before the start of a text proper.


<FS> (I.E. FEATURE STRUCTURE)

Description: analyzes a collection of features and feature alternations as a structural unit.


<FSCONSTRAINTS> (I.E. FEATURE-STRUCTURE CONSTRAINTS)

Description: specifies constraints on the content of well formed feature structures.


<FSDDECL> (I.E. FSD (FEATURE-SYSTEM DECLARATION) DECLARATION)

Description: identifies the feature system declaration which contains definitions for a particular type of feature structure.


<FSDECL> (I.E. FEATURE STRUCTURE DECLARATION)

Description: declares one type of feature structure.


<FSDESCR> (I.E. FEATURE SYSTEM DESCRIPTION (IN FSD))

Description: describes in prose what is represented by the type of feature structure declared in the enclosing <fsDecl>.


<FSLIB> (I.E. FEATURE-STRUCTURE LIBRARY)

Description: assembles library of feature structure elements.


<FUNDER> (I.E. FUNDING BODY)

Description: specifies the name of an individual, institution, or organization responsible for the funding of a project or text.


<FVLIB> (I.E. FEATURE-VALUE LIBRARY)

Description: assembles library of feature value elements.


<FW> (I.E. FORME WORK)

Description: contains a running head (e.g. a header, footer), catchword, or similar material appearing on the current page.


<GAP> (I.E. OMITTED MATERIAL)

Description: indicates a point where material has been omitted in a transcription, whether for editorial reasons described in the TEI header, as part of sampling practice, or because the material is illegible or inaudible.


<GEN> (I.E. GENDER)

Description: identifies the morphological gender of a lexical item, as given in the dictionary.


<GENNAME>

Description: contains a name component used to indicating generational information, such as ``Junior'', or a number used in a monarch's name.


<GEOG> (I.E. GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURE NAME)

Description: contains a common noun identifying some geographical feature contained within a geographic name, such as ``valley'', ``mount'' etc.


<GEOGNAME> (I.E. GEOGRAPHICAL NAME)

Description: a name associated with some geographical feature such as ``Windrush Valley'' or ``Mount Sinai''.


<GI> (I.E. GENERIC IDENTIFIER)

Description: contains the name (generic identifier) of an SGML element.


<GLOSS>

Description: identifies a phrase or word used to provide a gloss or definition for some other word or phrase.


<GRAM> (I.E. GRAMMATICAL INFORMATION)

Description: within an entry in a dictionary or a terminological data file, contains grammatical information relating to a term, word, or form.


<GRAMGRP> (I.E. GRAMMATICAL INFORMATION GROUP)

Description: groups morpho-syntactic information about a lexical item, e.g. <pos>, <gen>, <number>, <case>, or <itype> (inflectional class).


<GRAPH>

Description: encodes a graph, which is a collection of nodes, and arcs which connect the nodes.


<GROUP>

Description: contains the body of a composite text, grouping together a sequence of distinct texts (or groups of such texts) which are regarded as a unit for some purpose, for example the collected works of an author, a sequence of prose essays, etc.


<HAND>

Description: used in the header to define each distinct scribe or handwriting style.


<HANDLIST>

Description: contains a series of <hand> elements listing the different hands of the source.


<HANDSHIFT>

Description: marks the beginning of a sequence of text written in a new hand, or of a change in the scribe, writing style, ink or character of the document hand.


<HEAD> (I.E. HEADING)

Description: contains any heading, for example, the title of a section, or the heading of a list or glossary.


<HEADITEM> (I.E. HEADING FOR LIST ITEMS)

Description: contains the heading for the item or gloss column in a glossary list or similar structured list.


<HEADLABEL> (I.E. HEADING FOR LIST LABELS)

Description: contains the heading for the label or term column in a glossary list or similar structured list.


<HI> (I.E. HIGHLIGHTED)

Description: marks a word or phrase as graphically distinct from the surrounding text, for reasons concerning which no claim is made.


<HOM> (I.E. HOMOGRAPH)

Description: groups information relating to one homograph within an <entry>.


<HOUR> (I.E. HOUR)

Description: the hour component of a temporal expression such as


<HYPH> (I.E. HYPHENATION)

Description: contains a hyphenated form of a dictionary headword, or hyphenation information in some other form.


<HYPHENATION> (I.E. HYPHENATION)

Description: summarizes the way in which hyphenation in a source text has been treated in an encoded version of it.


<ident>
<IDNO> (I.E. IDENTIFYING NUMBER)

Description: supplies any standard or non-standard number used to identify a bibliographic item.


<IF>

Description: defines a conditional default value for a feature; the condition is specified as a feature structure, and is met if it subsumes the feature structure in the text for which a default value is sought.


<IFF>

Description: separates the condition from the consequence in a <bicond> element.


<IHS> (I.E. INDEPENDENT HEADER SET)

Description: contains a set of TEI Headers exchanged independently of their associated text or group elements.


<IMPRIMATUR>

Description: contains a formal statement authorizing the publication of a work, sometimes required to appear on a title page or its verso.


<IMPRINT>

Description: groups information relating to the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item.


<INDEX> (I.E. INDEX ENTRY)

Description: marks a location to be indexed for whatever purpose.


<INODE> (I.E. INTERMEDIATE (OR INTERNAL) NODE)

Description: represents an intermediate (or internal) node of a tree.


<INTERACTION>

Description: describes the extent, cardinality and nature of any interaction among those producing and experiencing the text, for example in the form of response or interjection, commentary etc.


<INTERP> (I.E. INTERPRETATION)

Description: provides for an interpretative annotation which can be linked to a span of text.


<INTERPGRP> (I.E. INTERPRETATION GROUP)

Description: collects together <interp> tags.


<INTERPRETATION>

Description: describes the scope of any analytic or interpretive information added to the text in addition to the transcription.


<ITEM>

Description: contains one component of a list.


<ITYPE> (I.E. INFLECTIONAL CLASS)

Description: indicates the inflectional class associated with a lexical item.


<JOIN>

Description: identifies a possibly fragmented segment of text, by pointing at the possibly discontiguous elements which compose it.


<JOINGRP> (I.E. JOIN GROUP)

Description: groups a collection of <join> elements and possibly pointers.


<KEYWORDS> (I.E. KEYWORDS)

Description: contains a list of keywords or phrases identifying the topic or nature of a text.


<KINESIC> (I.E. NON-VOCALIZED QUASI-LEXICAL)

Description: any communicative phenomenon, not necessarily vocalized, for example a gesture, frown, etc.


<L> (I.E. VERSE LINE)

Description: contains a single, possibly incomplete, line of verse.


<LABEL>

Description: contains the label associated with an item in a list; in glossaries, marks the term being defined.


<LACUNAEND>

Description: indicates the end of a lacuna in a mostly complete textual witness.


<LACUNASTART>

Description: indicates the beginning of a lacuna in the text of a mostly complete textual witness.


<LANG> (I.E. LANGUAGE NAME)

Description: name of a language mentioned in etymological or other linguistic discussion.


<LANGKNOWN> (I.E. LINGUISTIC COMPETENCE)

Description: contains an informal description of a person's competence in different languages, dialects, etc.


<LANGUAGE>

Description: identifies the language being described in the writing system declaration.


<LANGUAGE>

Description: characterizes a single language or sublanguage used within a text.


<LANGUSAGE> (I.E. LANGUAGE USAGE)

Description: describes the languages, sublanguages, registers, dialects etc. represented within a text.


<LB> (I.E. LINE BREAK)

Description: marks the start of a new (typographic) line in some edition or version of a text.


<LBL> (I.E. LABEL)

Description: in dictionaries, contains a label for a form, example, translation, or other piece of information, e.g. ``abbreviation for'', ``contraction of'', ``literally'', ``approximately'', ``synonyms:'', etc.


<LEAF>

Description: encodes the leaves (terminal nodes) of a tree.


<LEM> (I.E. LEMMA)

Description: contains the lemma, or base text, of a textual variation.


<LG> (I.E. LINE GROUP)

Description: contains a group of verse lines functioning as a formal unit e.g. a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.


<LG1> (I.E. LINE GROUP)

Description: contains a first-level (i.e. largest) group of verse lines functioning as a formal unit e.g. a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.


<LG2> (I.E. LINE GROUP)

Description: contains a second-level (i.e. second largest) group of verse lines functioning as a formal unit e.g. a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.


<LG3> (I.E. LINE GROUP)

Description: contains a third-level (i.e. third largest) group of verse lines functioning as a formal unit e.g. a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.


<LG4> (I.E. LINE GROUP)

Description: contains a fourth-level (i.e. fourth largest) group of verse lines functioning as a formal unit e.g. a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.


<LG5> (I.E. LINE GROUP)

Description: contains a fifth-level (i.e. smallest) group of verse lines functioning as a formal unit e.g. a stanza, refrain, verse paragraph, etc.


<LINE>

Description: contains one line of a reference edition.


<LINK>

Description: defines an association or hypertextual link among elements or passages, of some type not more precisely specifiable by other elements.


<LINKGRP>

Description: defines a collection of associations or hypertextual links.


<LIST>

Description: contains any sequence of items organized as a list.


<LISTBIBL> (I.E. CITATION LIST)

Description: contains a list of bibliographic citations of any kind.


<LOCALE> (I.E. LOCALE)

Description: contains a brief informal description of the nature of a place for example a room, a restaurant, a park bench etc.


<M> (I.E. MORPHEME)

Description: represents a grammatical morpheme.


<MEASURE>

Description: contains a word or phrase referring to some quantity of an object or commodity, usually comprising a number, a unit and a commodity name.


<MEETING>

Description: in bibliographic references, contains a description of the meeting or conference from which the bibliographic item derives.


<MENTIONED>

Description: marks words or phrases mentioned, not used.


<METDECL>

Description: documents the notation employed to represent a metrical pattern when this is specified as the value of a met, real, or rhyme attribute on any structural element of a metrical text (e.g. <lg>, <l>, or <seg>).


<MILESTONE>

Description: marks the boundary between sections of a text, as indicated by changes in a standard reference system.


<MINUS> (I.E. BINARY MINUS VALUE)

Description: provides binary minus value for a feature.


<MINUTE> (I.E. MINUTE)

Description: the minute component of a structured time-expression.


<MONOGR> (I.E. MONOGRAPHIC LEVEL)

Description: contains bibliographic elements describing an item (e.g. a book or journal) published as an independent item (i.e. as a separate physical object).


<MONTH> (I.E. MONTH)

Description: the month component of a structured date.


<MOOD>

Description: contains information about the grammatical mood of verbs (e.g. ``indicative'', ``subjunctive'', ``imperative'')


<MOVE> (I.E. MOVEMENT)

Description: marks the actual entrance or exit of one or more characters on stage.


<MSR> (I.E. MEASURE VALUE)

Description: provides a measure value or range of values for a feature.


<NAME> (I.E. NAME, PROPER NOUN)

Description: contains a proper noun or noun phrase.


<NAMELINK> (I.E. NAME LINK)

Description: contains a connecting phrase or link used within a name but not regarded as part of it, such as ``van der'' or ``of''.


<NBR> (I.E. NUMERIC VALUE)

Description: provides a numeric value or range of values for a feature.


<NODE>

Description: encodes a node, a possibly labeled point in a graph.


<NONE> (I.E. NONE VALUE)

Description: represents boolean false value variable.


<NORMALIZATION>

Description: indicates the extent of normalization or regularization of the original source carried out in converting it to electronic form.


<NOTE>

Description: (in a writing system) contains a note of any type.


<NOTE>

Description: contains a note or annotation.


<NOTESSTMT> (I.E. NOTES STATEMENT)

Description: collects together any notes providing information about a text additional to that recorded in other parts of the bibliographic description.


<NULL> (I.E. NULL VALUE)

Description: represents the null set if org=set is specified for the feature of which it is the value; represents the null bag if org=bag is specified for the feature of which it is the value; represents the null list if org=list is specified for the feature of which it is the value; has no interpretation if org=single is specified for the feature of which it is the value.


<NUM> (I.E. NUMBER)

Description: contains a number, written in any form.


<NUMBER>

Description: indicates grammatical number associated with a form, as given in a dictionary.


<OCCASION>

Description: a temporal expression (either a date or a time) given in terms of a named occasion such as a holiday, a named time of day, or some notable event.


<OCCUPATION>

Description: contains an informal description of a person's trade, profession or occupation.


<OFFSET> (I.E. OFFSET)

Description: that part of a relative temporal or spatial expression which indicates the direction of the offset between the two place names, dates, or times involved in the expression.


<OFIG> (I.E. OTHER-FORM INFORMATION GROUP)

Description: within a <tig> element, contains information elements relating to a single <otherForm>.


<OPENER>

Description: groups together dateline, byline, salutation, and similar phrases appearing as a preliminary group at the start of a division, especially of a letter.


<OREF> (I.E. ORTHOGRAPHIC-FORM REFERENCE)

Description: in a dictionary example, indicates a reference to the orthographic form(s) of the headword.


<ORGDIVN> (I.E. ORGANIZATIONAL DIVISION)

Description: indicates a division, branch or department specified in an organizational name.


<ORGNAME> (I.E. ORGANIZATION NAME)

Description: contains an organizational name.


<ORGTITLE> (I.E. ORGANIZATION TITLE)

Description: contains the proper name component of an organizational name.


<ORGTYPE> (I.E. ORGANIZATION TYPE)

Description: indicates a part of the organization name which contains information about the organization's structure or function.


<ORIG> (I.E. ORIGINAL FORM)

Description: contains the original form of a reading, for which a regularized form is given in an attribute value.


<ORTH> (I.E. ORTHOGRAPHIC FORM)

Description: gives the orthographic form of a dictionary headword.


<OTHERFORM> (I.E. OTHER FORM)

Description: contains an alternate designation for the concept treated by the term entry, such as a synonym.


<OVAR> (I.E. ORTHOGRAPHIC-VARIANT REFERENCE)

Description: in a dictionary example, indicates a reference to variant orthographic form(s) of the headword.


<P> (I.E. PARAGRAPH)

Description: marks paragraphs in prose.


<PAGE>

Description: marks pages in a reference edition.


<PARENTS>

Description: lists elements which can directly contain this element.


<PART>

Description: specifies the module or part to which a particular element, element class, or entity belongs in a modular encoding scheme such as the TEI.


<PARTICDESC> (I.E. PARTICIPATION DESCRIPTION)

Description: describes the identifiable speakers, voices or other participants in a linguistic interaction.


<PARTICLINKS> (I.E. PARTICIPANT RELATIONSHIPS)

Description: describes the relationships or social links existing between participants in a linguistic interaction.


<PAUSE>

Description: a pause either between or within utterances.


<PB> (I.E. PAGE BREAK)

Description: marks the boundary between one page of a text and the next in a standard reference system.


<PER> (I.E. PERSON)

Description: contains an indication of the grammatical person (1st,

  • 2d, 3d, etc.) associated with a given inflected form in a dictionary.


    <PERFORMANCE>

    Description: contains a section of front or back matter describing how a dramatic piece is to be performed in general or how it was performed on some specific occasion.


    <PERSNAME> (I.E. PERSONAL NAME)

    Description: contains a proper noun or proper-noun phrase referring to a person, possibly including any or all of the person's forename, surname, honorofic, added names, etc.


    <PERSON>

    Description: describes a single participant in a language interaction.


    <PERSONGRP> (I.E. PERSONAL GROUP)

    Description: describes a group of individuals treated as a single person for analytic purposes.


    <PHR> (I.E. PHRASE)

    Description: represents a grammatical phrase.


    <PLACENAME> (I.E. PLACE NAME)

    Description: contains an absolute or relative place name.


    <PLUS> (I.E. BINARY PLUS VALUE)

    Description: provides binary plus value for a feature.


    <POS> (I.E. PART OF SPEECH)

    Description: indicates the part of speech assigned to a dictionary headword (noun, verb, adjective, etc.)


    <POSTBOX> (I.E. POSTBOX)

    Description: contains a number or other identifier for some postal delivery point other than a street address.


    <POSTCODE> (I.E. POSTCODE)

    Description: contains a numerical or alphanumeric code used as part of a postal address to simplify sorting or delivery of mail.


    <PREF> (I.E. PRONUNCIATION REFERENCE)

    Description: in a dictionary example, indicates a reference to the pronunciation(s) of the headword.


    <PREPAREDNESS>

    Description: describes the extent to which a text may be regarded as prepared or spontaneous.


    <PRINCIPAL> (I.E. PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER)

    Description: supplies the name of the principal researcher responsible for the creation of an electronic text.


    <PROFILEDESC> (I.E. TEXT-PROFILE DESCRIPTION)

    Description: provides a detailed description of non-bibliographic aspects of a text, specifically the languages and sublanguages used, the situation in which it was produced, the participants and their setting.


    <PROJECTDESC> (I.E. PROJECT DESCRIPTION)

    Description: describes in detail the aim or purpose for which an electronic file was encoded, together with any other relevant information concerning the process by which it was assembled or collected.


    <PROLOGUE>

    Description: contains the prologue to a drama, typically spoken by an actor out of character, possibly in association with a particular performance or venue.


    <PRON> (I.E. PRONUNCIATION)

    Description: contains the pronunciation(s) of the word.


    <PTR>

    Description: defines a pointer to another location in the current document in terms of one or more identifiable elements.


    <PUBLICATIONSTMT> (I.E. PUBLICATION STATEMENT)

    Description: groups information concerning the publication or distribution of an electronic or other text.


    <PUBLISHER>

    Description: provides the name of the organization responsible for the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item.


    <PUBPLACE>

    Description: contains the name of the place where a bibliographic item was published.


    <PURPOSE>

    Description: characterizes a single purpose or communicative function of the text.


    <PVAR> (I.E. PRONUNCIATION-VARIANT REFERENCE)

    Description: in a dictionary example, indicates a reference to variant pronunciation(s) of the headword.


    <Q> (I.E. QUOTED SPEECH OR THOUGHT)

    Description: contains a quotation or apparent quotation --- a representation of speech or thought marked as being quoted from someone else (whether in fact quoted or not); in narrative, the words are usually those of of a character or speaker; in dictionaries, <q> may be used to mark real or contrived examples of usage.


    <QUOTATION>

    Description: specifies editorial practice adopted with respect to quotation marks in the original.


    <QUOTE> (I.E. QUOTATION)

    Description: contains a phrase or passage attributed by the narrator or author to some agency external to the text.


    <RATE> (I.E. RATE VALUE)

    Description: provides a rate value or range of values for a feature.


    <RDG> (I.E. READING)

    Description: contains a single reading within a textual variation.


    <RDGGRP> (I.E. READING GROUP)

    Description: within a textual variation, groups two or more readings perceived to have a genetic relationship or other affinity.


    <RE> (I.E. RELATED ENTRY)

    Description: contains a dictionary entry for a lexical item related to the headword, such as a compound phrase or derived form, embedded inside a larger entry.


    <RECORDING> (I.E. RECORDING EVENT)

    Description: details of an audio or video recording event used as the source of a spoken text, either directly or from a public broadcast.


    <RECORDINGSTMT> (I.E. RECORDING STATEMENT)

    Description: describes a set of recordings used in transcription of a spoken text.


    <REF>

    Description: defines a reference to another location in the current document, in terms of one or more identifiable elements, possibly modified by additional text or comment.


    <REFSDECL> (I.E. REFERENCES DECLARATION)

    Description: specifies how canonical references are constructed for this text.


    <REG> (I.E. REGULARIZATION)

    Description: contains a reading which has been regularized or normalized in some sense.


    <REGION> (I.E. REGION)

    Description: in an address, contains the state, province, county or region name; in a place name given as a hierarchy of geo-political units, the <region> is larger or administratively superior to the <settlement> and smaller or administratively less important than the <country>.


    <RELATION> (I.E. RELATIONSHIP)

    Description: describes any kind of relationship or linkage amongst a specified group of participants.


    <REMARKS>

    Description: contains any commentary or discussion about the usage of an element, attribute, class, or entity not otherwise documented within the containing element.


    <RENDITION> (I.E. RENDITION)

    Description: supplies information about the intended rendition of one or more elements.


    <RESIDENCE> (I.E. RESIDENCE)

    Description: describes a person's present or past places of residence.


    <RESP>

    Description: contains a phrase describing the nature of a person's intellectual responsibility.


    <RESPONS> (I.E. RESPONSIBILITY)

    Description: identifies the individual(s) responsible for some aspect of the markup of some particular element(s).


    <RESPSTMT> (I.E. STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY)

    Description: supplies a statement of responsibility for someone responsible for the intellectual content of a text, edition, recording, or series, where the specialized elements for authors, editors, etc. do not suffice or do not apply.


    <RESTORE>

    Description: indicates restoration of text to an earlier state by cancellation of an editorial or authorial marking or instruction.


    <REVISIONDESC> (I.E. REVISION DESCRIPTION)

    Description: summarizes the revision history for a file.


    <ROLE>

    Description: the name of a dramatic role, as given in a cast list.


    <ROLEDESC> (I.E. ROLE DESCRIPTION)

    Description: describes a character's role in a drama.


    <ROLENAME> (I.E. ROLENAME)

    Description: contains a name component which indicates that the referent has a particular role or position in society, such as an official title or rank.


    <ROOT> (I.E. ROOT NODE)

    Description: represents the root node of a tree.


    <ROW>

    Description: contains one row of a table.


    <RS> (I.E. REFERENCING STRING)

    Description: contains a general purpose name or referring string.


    <S> (I.E. S-UNIT)

    Description: contains a sentence-like division of a text.


    <SALUTE> (I.E. SALUTATION)

    Description: contains a salutation or greeting prefixed to a foreword, dedicatory epistle or other division of a text, or the salutation in the closing of a letter, preface, etc.


    <SAMPLINGDECL> (I.E. SAMPLING DECLARATION)

    Description: contains a prose description of the rationale and methods used in sampling texts in the creation of a corpus or collection.


    <SCRIPT>

    Description: contains a prose description of the script declared by a writing system declaration.


    <SCRIPTSTMT> (I.E. SCRIPT STATEMENT)

    Description: contains a citation giving details of the script used for a spoken text.


    <SECOND> (I.E. SECOND)

    Description: the second component of a structured time-expression.


    <SEG> (I.E. ARBITRARY SEGMENT)

    Description: contains any arbitrary phrase-level unit of text (including other <seg> elements).


    <SEGMENTATION>

    Description: describes the principles according to which the text has been segmented, for example into sentences, tone-units, graphemic strata, etc.


    <SENSE> (I.E. SENSE INFORMATION GROUP)

    Description: groups together all information relating to one word sense in a dictionary <entry> (definitions, examples, translation equivalents, etc.)


    <SERIES> (I.E. SERIES INFORMATION)

    Description: contains information about the series in which a book or other bibliographic item has appeared.


    <SERIESSTMT> (I.E. SERIES STATEMENT)

    Description: groups information about the series, if any, to which a publication belongs.


    <SET>

    Description: contains a description of the setting, time, locale, appearance, etc., of the action of a play, typically found in the front matter of a printed performance text (not a stage direction).


    <SETTING> (I.E. SETTING)

    Description: describes one particular setting in which a language interaction takes place.


    <SETTINGDESC> (I.E. SETTING DESCRIPTION)

    Description: describes the setting or settings within which a language interaction takes place, either as a prose description or as a series of <setting> elements.


    <SETTLEMENT>

    Description: contains the name of the smallest component of a place name expressed as a hierarchy of geo-political or administrative units as in ``Rochester'', New York; ``Glasgow'', Scotland.


    <SHIFT> (I.E. SHIFT)

    Description: marks the point at which some paralinguistic feature of a series of utterances by any one speaker changes.


    <SIC>

    Description: contains text reproduced although apparently incorrect or inaccurate.


    <SIGNED> (I.E. SIGNATURE)

    Description: contains the closing salutation, etc., appended to a foreword, dedicatory epistle, or other division of a text.


    <SOCALLED> (I.E. SO CALLED)

    Description: contains a word or phrase for which the author or narrator indicates a disclaiming of responsibility, for example by the use of scare quotes or italics.


    <SOCECSTATUS> (I.E. SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS)

    Description: contains an informal description of a person's perceived social or economic status.


    <SOUND>

    Description: describes a sound effect or musical sequence specified within a screen play or radio script.


    <SOURCEDESC>

    Description: supplies a bibliographic description of the copy text(s) from which an electronic text was derived or generated.


    <SP> (I.E. SPEECH)

    Description: An individual speech in a performance text, or a passage presented as such in a prose or verse text.


    <SPACE>

    Description: indicates the location of a significant space in the copy text.


    <SPAN> (I.E. SPAN)

    Description: associates an interpretative annotation directly with a span of text.


    <SPANGRP> (I.E. SPAN GROUP)

    Description: collects together <span> tags.


    <SPEAKER>

    Description: A specialized form of heading or label, giving the name of one or more speakers in a dramatic text or fragment.


    <SPONSOR>

    Description: specifies the name of a sponsoring organization or institution.


    <STAGE> (I.E. STAGE DIRECTION)

    Description: contains any kind of stage direction within a dramatic text or fragment.


    <STATE>

    Description: specifies one component of a canonical reference defined by the ``milestone'' method.


    <STDVALS> (I.E. STANDARD VALUES)

    Description: specifies the format used when standardized date or number values are supplied.


    <STEP> (I.E. STEP)

    Description: specifies one component of a canonical reference defined by the ``stepwise'' method.


    <STR> (I.E. STRING VALUE)

    Description: provides a string value for a feature.


    <STREET> (I.E. STREET)

    Description: a full street address including any name or number identifying a building as well as the name of the street or route on which it is located.


    <STRESS>

    Description: contains the stress pattern for a dictionary headword, if given separately.


    <STRING>

    Description: contains the intended expansion for the entity documented by an <entdoc> element, enclosed by quotation marks.


    <SUBC> (I.E. SUBCATEGORIZATION)

    Description: contains subcategorization information (transitive/intransitive, countable/non-count, etc.)


    <SUPERENTRY>

    Description: groups successive entries for a set of homographs.


    <SUPPLIED>

    Description: signifies text supplied by the transcriber or editor in place of text which cannot be read, either because of physical damage or loss in the original or because it is illegible for any reason.


    <SURNAME> (I.E. SURNAME)

    Description: contains a family (inherited) name, as opposed to a given, baptismal, or nick name.


    <SYLL> (I.E. SYLLABIFICATION)

    Description: contains the syllabification of the headword.


    <SYM> (I.E. SYMBOLIC VALUE)

    Description: provides symbolic values for features.


    <SYMBOL>

    Description: documents the intended significance of a particular character or character sequence within a metrical notation, either explicitly or in terms of other <symbol> elements in the same <metNotation>.


    <TABLE>

    Description: contains text displayed in tabular form, in rows and columns.


    <TAG>

    Description: contains text of a complete SGML start- or end-tag, possibly including attribute specifications, but excluding the opening and closing markup delimiter characters.


    <TAGDOC>

    Description: documents the structure, content, and purpose of a single SGML element type.


    <TAGSDECL> (I.E. TAGGING DECLARATION)

    Description: provides detailed information about the tagging applied to an SGML document.


    <TAGUSAGE> (I.E. TAGUSAGE)

    Description: supplies information about the usage of a specific element within a <text>.


    <TAXONOMY> (I.E. TAXONOMY)

    Description: defines a typology used to classify texts either implicitly, by means of a bibliographic citation, or explicitly by a structured taxonomy.


    <TECH> (I.E. TECHNICAL STAGE DIRECTION)

    Description: describes a special purpose stage direction that is not meant for the actors.


    <TEI.2> (I.E. TEI 2 DOCUMENT)

    Description: contains a single TEI-conformant document, comprising a TEI header and a text, either in isolation or as part of a <teiCorpus> element.


    <TEICORPUS.2> (I.E. TEI CORPUS)

    Description: contains the whole of a TEI encoded corpus, comprising a single corpus header and one or more TEI.2 elements, each containing a single text header and a text.


    <TEIFSD2> (I.E. FEATURE SYSTEM DECLARATION)

    Description: contains a feature system declaration.


    <TEIHEADER> (I.E. TEI HEADER)

    Description: supplies the descriptive and declarative information making up an ``electronic title page'' prefixed to every TEI-conformant text.


    <TERM>

    Description: contains a single-word, multi-word or symbolic designation which is regarded as a technical term.


    <TERMENTRY> (I.E. TERMINOLOGICAL ENTRY (FLAT STRUCTURE))

    Description: contains a single complete entry for one or more terms and their associated descriptive and administrative data.


    <TERMENTRY> (I.E. TERMINOLOGICAL ENTRY (NESTED STRUCTURE))

    Description: contains a single complete entry for one concept expressed in one language and comprising one or more terms and their associated descriptive and administrative data, or, in bilingual and multilingual terminology work, two or more very closely related concepts comprising one or more terms in each language and their associated descriptive and administrative data.


    <TEXT>

    Description: contains a single text of any kind, whether unitary or composite, for example a poem or drama, a collection of essays, a novel, a dictionary, or a corpus sample.


    <TEXTCLASS> (I.E. TEXT CLASSIFICATION)

    Description: groups information which describes the nature or topic of a text in terms of a standard classification scheme, thesaurus, etc.


    <TEXTDESC> (I.E. TEXT DESCRIPTION)

    Description: provides a description of a text in terms of its situational parameters.


    <THEN>

    Description: separates the condition from the default in an <if>, or the antecedent and the consequent in a <cond> element.


    <TIG> (I.E. TERM INFORMATION GROUP)

    Description: within a <termEntry> element, contains information elements associated with a single term.


    <TIME>

    Description: contains a phrase defining a time of day in any format.


    <TIMELINE> (I.E. TIMELINE)

    Description: provides a set of ordered points in time which can be linked to elements of a spoken text to create a temporal alignment of that text.


    <TIMERANGE> (I.E. TIME RANGE)

    Description: contains two times or another phrase indicating a time period.


    <TIMESTRUCT>

    Description: contains an internally structured representation for a time of day.


    <TITLE>

    Description: contains the title of a work, whether article, book, journal, or series, including any alternative titles or subtitles.


    <TITLEPAGE> (I.E. TITLE PAGE)

    Description: contains the title page of a text, appearing within the front or back matter.


    <TITLEPART> (I.E. TITLE PART)

    Description: contains a subsection or division of the title of a work, as indicated on a title page.


    <TITLESTMT> (I.E. TITLE STATEMENT)

    Description: groups information about the title of a work and those responsible for its intellectual content.


    <TNS> (I.E. TENSE)

    Description: indicates the grammatical tense associated with a given inflected form in a dictionary.


    <TR> (I.E. TRANSLATION EQUIVALENT)

    Description: contains a translation of the headword or an example.


    <TRAILER> (I.E. TRAILER)

    Description: contains a closing title or footer appearing at the end of a division of a text.


    <TRANS> (I.E. TRANSLATION INFORMATION)

    Description: contains translation text and related information (within an entry in a multilingual dictionary).


    <TREE>

    Description: encodes a tree, which is made up of a root, internal nodes, leaves, and arcs from root to leaves.


    <TRIANGLE> (I.E. UNDERSPECIFIED EMBEDDING TREE, SO CALLED BECAUSE OF ITS CHARACTERISTIC SHAPE WHEN DRAWN.)

    Description: provides for an underspecified <eTree>, that is, an <eTree> with information left out.


    <TSD> (I.E. TAG SET DOCUMENTATION)

    Description: contains a set of elements documenting an SGML tag set.


    <U> (I.E. UTTERANCE)

    Description: a stretch of speech usually preceded and followed by silence or by a change of speaker.


    <UNCERTAIN> (I.E. UNCERTAIN VALUE)

    Description: provides uncertainty value for a feature.


    <UNCLEAR>

    Description: contains a word, phrase, or passage which cannot be transcribed with certainty because it is illegible or inaudible in the source.


    <USG> (I.E. USAGE)

    Description: contains usage information in a dictionary entry.


    <VAL> (I.E. VALUE)

    Description: contains a single attribute value.


    <VALDESC> (I.E. VALUE DESCRIPTION)

    Description: specifies any semantic or syntactic constraint on the value that an attribute may take, additional to the information carried by the <dataType> element.


    <VALLIST> (I.E. VALUE LIST)

    Description: contains a list of value and description pairs for an attribute.


    <VALT> (I.E. VALUE ALTERNATION)

    Description: provides alternative (disjunctive) values for a feature.


    <VARIANTENCODING>

    Description: declares the method used to encode text-critical variants.


    <VDEFAULT> (I.E. VALUE DEFAULT)

    Description: declares the default value to be supplied when a feature structure does not contain an instance of <f> for this name; if unconditional, it is specified as one (or, depending on the value of the org attribute of the enclosing <fDecl>) more <fs> elements or primitive values; if conditional, it is specified as one or more <if> elements; if no default is specified, or no condition matches, the value <none> is assumed.


    <%VERSION> (I.E. VERSION NAME)

    Description: serves as the root element for a concurrent markup stream which will be used to mark page and line numbers of a reference edition of the text.


    <VIEW>

    Description: describes the visual context of some part of a screen play in terms of what the spectator sees, generally independent of any dialogue.


    <VOCAL> (I.E. VOCALIZED SEMI-LEXICAL)

    Description: any vocalized but not necessarily lexical phenomenon, for example voiced pauses, non-lexical backchannels, etc.


    <VOL> (I.E. VOLUME)

    Description: marks the individual volumes of a reference edition.


    <VRANGE> (I.E. VALUE RANGE)

    Description: defines the range of allowed values for a feature, in the form of an <fs>, <vAlt>, or primitive value; for the value of an <f> to be valid, it must be subsumed by the specified range; if the <f> contains multiple values (as sanctioned by the org attribute), then each value must be subsumed by the <vRange>.


    <W> (I.E. WORD)

    Description: represents a grammatical (not necessarily orthographic) word.


    <WEEK> (I.E. WEEK)

    Description: the week component of a structured date.


    <WHEN> (I.E. WHEN)

    Description: indicates a point in time either relative to other elements in the same <timeline> tag, or absolutely.


    <WIT>

    Description: contains a list of one or more sigla of witnesses attesting a given reading, in a textual variation.


    <WITDETAIL>

    Description: gives further information about a particular witness, or witnesses, to a particular reading.


    <WITEND>

    Description: indicates the end, or suspension, of the text of a fragmentary witness.


    <WITLIST> (I.E. WITNESS LIST)

    Description: contains a list of all the witnesses referred to in <wit> elements or wit attributes within the critical apparatus.


    <WITNESS>

    Description: contains either a description of a single witness referred to within the critical apparatus, or a list of witnesses which is to be referred to by a single sigil.


    <WITSTART>

    Description: indicates the beginning, or resumption, of the text of a fragmentary witness.


    <WRITING> (I.E. WRITING)

    Description: a passage of written text revealed to participants in the course of a spoken text.


    <WRITINGSYSTEMDECLARATION>

    Description: declares the coded character set, transliteration scheme, or entity set used to transcribe a given writing system of a given language.


    <XPTR> (I.E. EXTENDED POINTER)

    Description: defines a pointer to another location in the current document or an external document.


    <XR> (I.E. CROSS-REFERENCE PHRASE)

    Description: contains a phrase, sentence, or icon referring the reader to some other location in this or another text.


    <XREF> (I.E. EXTENDED REFERENCE)

    Description: defines a reference to another location in the current document, or an external document, using an extended pointer notation, possibly modified by additional text or comment.


    <YEAR> (I.E. YEAR)

    Description: the year component of a date.



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