The DECTE corpus is an
document that conforms to the
P5 version of the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines.
This part of the website describes its structure; familiarity with XML and TEI is assumed
throughout. Reference to 'Guidelines' in what
follows are to the online
TEI P5 Guidelines,
and, unless otherwise indicated, quotations are from
specified sections of them.
To be TEI-conformant,
an XML document has to be validated relative to a
schema that is consistent with the published TEI Guidelines (Guidelines 23.3.2),
which implies that only the TEI-defined XML tag set
and tag syntax are used in the document. DECTE uses the
XML Document Type Definition (DTD)
schema language and has been validated using the
oXygen XML editor
The file decte.xml is the main DECTE file.
It specifies the structure of the corpus, and has three components: