Keywords can be used in priniple for all record types. You can use one or more of the values provided for @key. You can assign as many keywords as needed. The keywords "ChristianLiterature", "IslamicLiterature" and "BetaEsraelLiterature" should be assigned to all records belonging to these traditions.

<textClass> <keywords> <term key="ChristianLiterature"></term> <term key="Gon"></term> <term key="Liturgy"></term> </keywords> </textClass>

Keywords in manuscript records

This means that it is not necessary to limit the keywords to the principal text, but keywords for any additional or minor texts contained in the manuscript should also be assigned.

Keywords in work records

Always assign a period keyword, using the keywords referring to Ethiopian literary periods only in records actually belonging to the Ethiopian tradition.

Keywords in person records

<textClass> <keywords> <term key="angel"></term> </keywords> </textClass>

Keywords in other parts of the files

You can use <term> also in other parts of the files where the schema allows it. In the following example term is used in a <decoNote> but you can use it also in additions

<decoNote type="miniature" xml:id="d1"> <locus target="#2r" facs="f17"></locus> <desc> The <title type="complete" ref="LIT1349EpistlEusebius"></title> runs between <locus from="2r" to="3r"></locus> and is placed under brightly coloured <term key="arch">arches</term> that rest on <term key="curtain">curtained</term> <term key="column">columns</term>. Several <term key="bird">birds</term> are palced atop the arch. The opening page, <locus target="#2r"></locus> features a pair of <foreign xml:lang="gez">ጣዎስ፡</foreign> flanking a <term key="cross">cross</term> and four <foreign xml:lang="gez">ዱራ፡</foreign> birds. The following pages feature the <foreign xml:lang="gez">ጠይራት፡</foreign> birds on arches decorated with <term key="interlace"></term> patterns. </desc> </decoNote>

Taxonomy and creating new keywords

The values available for @key have to be included in the taxonomy.

New keywords can be created as needed, but especially when they concern many files or introduce a new way of use should be discussed in an issue.

This page is referred to in the following pages

Revisions of this page

  • Pietro Maria Liuzzo on 2018-04-30: first version of guidelines from Wiki
  • Pietro Maria Liuzzo on 2018-05-15: Split into paragraphs and added example