|Module Credits:||5 ECTS Credits|
|Teaching Method:||Distance Learning|
Students will design and implement custom W3C XML Schemas for use in digital humanities research projects. They will implement other standards based schemas, such as TEI, and critically examine the process of encoding and the usefulness of each. They will identify and utilize digital tools and methodologies to explore schema generation for digital humanities sources, problems and projects.
Humanities data and documents must be modeled in order to be digitally manipulated and exploited for research. These models can be expressed in a number of different formats, one of the most popular being XML schemas. XML encodings, which are digital representations of data and documents, are regulated by XML schemas. These schemas control the structure and content that is allowed in any XML representation which they are used to guide. This course will provide the student with an introduction to the design of custom XML-based schemas including simple data types, complex data types, namespaces, namespace referencing, occurrence indicators and an introduction to regular expressions.
Total marks: 100; 50% examination, 50% continual assessment
There will be two main categories of assessment:
There is a high expectation of collaboration and participation from each learner. Consequently, the Lecturers will monitor the progress of the individuals and groups through the seminars discussions, tutorials and interim continual assessment work in order to identify and meet support requirements, and provide feedback.
10 lecture hours (with lecturer); 4 practical or tutorial hours (with tutor); 32 private hours.