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Creating xml files from newspapers in oXygen

Are you curious about computational methods in the humanities? Do you work with a variety of comparable texts and want to automate a search function, or categorize elements in a collection of texts? Do you just want a very approachable first insight into the digital scholarship in the humanities? Then this workshop will be a great starting point for a first contact with computational methods ! After this workshop, you will be able to identify the scope of projects which are applicable to text encoding, and you will be able to apply and produce a basic xml file for a newspaper, drama, poem or prose!

Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the purpose and variety of applications for text encoding
  2. Identify basic tags in order to annotate text sources
  3. Create a first xml file in the editor oXygen


0:00 Welcome and using Zoom
0:05 Introduction
0:15 Application of xml in the humanities
0:35 Tagging a text
0:45 Formalization
0:55 Mark-up
1:05 Anatomy of tags
1:15 Walk-through oXygen
1:35 Creating an xml file in oXygen
1:45 Wrap up and questions


  • Online Access to oXygen via the remote lab (UBC CWL needed) Remote Lab
  • Short overview over TEI elements for your xml file TEI List
  • Overview for TEI and xml fundamentals Overview