19.445 relational database and TEI

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 08:57:35 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 445.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 08:41:17 +0000
         From: Eric Haswell <ehaswell_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: Re: 19.436 relational database and TEI

Another option you may wish to consider for this project is a native
XML database such as eXist (http://www.exist-db.org). Given the highly
granular nature of the markup this could be a good fit. With a native
XML database, the XML file is the database record, so you avoid all
the headaches that come with having to 'shred' your data to make it
fit the data-centric model of a relational database system. Just drop
the XML source into the database and it is ready for querying with


Eric Haswell
University of Victoria
Humanities Computing and Media Centre
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