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Documentation

Information about the editorial aspects of this digital edition is given on the page About, details on the data model, TEI encoding and technical infrastructure are given here.

TEI encoding

The realization of the digital edition relies primarily on XML standards and related technologies.

The transcriptions of the documents, the publications, and the corresponding metadata are encoded according to the standard of the Text Encoding Initiative (in the version TEI-P5).

The project specific TEI customization is described here.

Technical setup and workflow

The technical setup and workflow are sketched in the following figure:

Technical setup and workflow

Technical setup and workflow

The workflow can be divided into four major steps: (1) interpretation, (2) representation, (3) transformation, and (4) presentation.

First, the original documents were transcribed and encoded in TEI.

The TEI documents are fed into a GitHub repository reachable at https://github.com/cceh/pessoa, so that their versions can be controlled and to make it possible that the members of the team work on the TEI files collaboratively.

The facsimiles of the documents are stored separately on an image server.

The master files of the GitHub repository are stored in an XML database (eXist-db), where they are embedded in an application that generates the website of the edition. Also the image files are included in this application through an image viewer (OpenSeadragon).

The application consists mainly XQuery and XSLT files which produce the pages of the website and which serve to transform the TEI documents into HTML documents. In addition, CSS stylesheets are used to control the style of the website itself and of the digitally edited documents.

To create the website, some of the components shipped with eXist are used: the CSS framework Bootstrap, the JavaScript library JQuery and eXist’s Templating Framework.

Sepúlveda, Pedro, Ulrike Henny-Krahmer, and Jorge Uribe (eds). Digital Edition of Fernando Pessoa. Projects and Publications. Editorial coordination by Pedro Sepúlveda, technical coordination by Ulrike Henny-Krahmer. Lisbon and Cologne: IELT, New University of Lisbon and CCeH, University of Cologne 2017ff. <http://www.pessoadigital.pt/en/project/documentation>. DOI: 10.18716/cceh/pessoa.