TESS: The Text Encoding Summer School 1998

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 15:47:01 -0600 (CST)
From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Text Encoding Summer School, Oxford, July 1998


From: Michael Popham <michael.popham@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

      *Please bring to the attention of any interested individuals*

                   TESS: The Text Encoding Summer School

                      Organized by Oxford University's
                         Humanities Computing Unit

                            19th-23rd July, 1998
                              Oxford University


The Humanities Computing Unit at Oxford is pleased to announce that
applications are now invited for our second TEXT ENCODING SUMMER SCHOOL,
to be held in Oxford 19th-23rd July.

By the end of the Summer School delegates will:

        * have hands-on experience of digitizing texts using OCR

        * understand the principles of document analysis

        * understand the basics of the Standard Generalized Markup
          Language (SGML)

        * have hands-on experience of marking-up an electronic text
          using the Text Encoding Initiative's TEI Lite Document
          Type Definition

        * have hands-on experience of SGML authoring and browsing

        * understand the issues involved in distributing SGML

        * gain basic knowledge of the range of SGML-aware software
          products available

        * know how to mark-up a complete document in SGML and deliver
          it via the Internet

        * have discussed their work with experts in the field of text

The cost of the Summer School is set at 250.00 (sterling), although a
limited number of places will be made available to members of Oxford
University at a concessionary rate. This fee covers registration, B&B
accommodation in an Oxford college, lunch, a banquet, and all course
materials. See the web pages for more information.

Numbers are strictly limited to 20, and after the success of last year's
Summer School we expect it to be heavily oversubscribed. You are therefore
advised to apply as soon as possible. The closing date for applications is
Friday 1st May, 1998.

For the latest information about TESS, and details of the application
procedure, please visit http://users.ox.ac.uk/~tess/