Computers and the Humanities

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 5–15 | Cite as

The TEI: History, goals, and future

  • Nancy M. Ide
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
Part I: General Topics


This paper traces the history of the Text Encoding Initiative, through the Vassar Conference and the Poughkeepsie Principles to the publication, in May 1994, of theGuidelines for the Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange. The authors explain the types of questions that were raised, the attempts made to resolve them, the TEI project's aims, the general organization of the TEI committees, and they discuss the project's future.

Key words

TEI electronic texts text encoding encoding standards SGML tagging 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy M. Ide
    • 1
  • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceVassar CollegePoughkeepsieUSA
  2. 2.Computer CenterUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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