[okfn-help] Open Literature

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Oct 23 17:00:31 BST 2008

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Iain Emsley
<print.crimes at yatterings.com> wrote:
> Hi Rufus,
> Just a quick note to say hi, I'm still around.

Good to hear :)

> I've been quietly working on the Genshi templates and have nearly got them
> to pass W3C validation. I think I need a small tweak to finish it up but its
> showing the RDFA now.

Great. I've been doing a bit of work on refactoring the core code to
be more generic though quite a bit more work is needed.

> My next thing was to look at the parsing engine for the formatting to try
> and tweak it to play nice with XML and perhaps add in some TEI formats to
> identify who is speaking a line so that you could run a machine reading
> query against it and call up, for instance, all of Titania's speeches. Is
> this worth doing in the scheme of things? I'm going to try and play with
> microfacts soon for Milton.

This would be great. I'd note that there is already one marked-up
version of the shakespeare texts at:


BTW We already have code to grab this at:


At this point though what I think we really want to focus on is
getting openmilton up and running asap. This will also iron out/force
us to fix the system we have now to support a less shakespeare-centric



PS: I've registered openmilton.org by the way ...

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