# TheHague112012Minutes

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## Contents

## 21/11/2012, Morning

See list of participants

### Discussion on text modelling

Two main alternatives to XML:

- range based model (for annotations)
- variant graph (for collation)

Tara is using (with Collatex) a graph-based model more complex sthan Schmidt's one.

Paolo is interested in a text model that can represent textual layers (graphical, alphabetical, linguistic; see Orlandi, Informatica testuale)

- Tara: we can stretch Schmidt's graph model to represent the different Orlandi's layers. They're still graphs

- Gregor: variant graphs are not suitable for this; they're not variants

Gregor presents the range-based model and LMNL in particular

- Alex made his master's thesis on LMNL

- LMNL seems to be fit for Orlandi's 'textual layers'

### Setting the agenda: a round-up on the interests of each of the participants

- practicality: what can we build on top of e.g. a range-based model (from the datastore to the presentation layer)
- query/search functions on top of a text model
- variant graph vs. range-based models
- processing (equivalent to XSLT?), querying (equivalent to XPath/XQuery)
- variant graph: traversal patterns?
- interfaces, APIs, JS libraries
- problem of variation and how it is handled on different (conceptual) layers of a text
- common model? can we find a generalized model incorporating features from the variant graph and a range-based model
- bridge the gap!
- integration scenarios; import of existing data, multiple use cases on top of those (what is the smallest thing that could possibly work? -- how do we get there)