[open-humanities] The Citation Conundrum

Philippe Aigrain philippe.aigrain at sopinspace.com
Tue Feb 14 16:37:37 GMT 2012


To further trigger the conversation, a note on what I see as a major
impediment to finding a solution that would apply to all situations:
there are two competing representations of texts:
- the linear perceptive vision ordering characters
- the tree structure where two adjacent characters can be arbitrarily
far in the tree

The first one is more WYSIWYGet, the second WYSIWYMean. They correspond
to different ways to write and read. Each can be easily translated in an
absolute reference, but this reference is instable in face of
modifications to the text or its presentation.

Philippe

Le 14/02/2012 17:26, Philippe Aigrain a écrit :
> Le 14/02/2012 16:48, Jonathan Gray a écrit :
>> Thought this might be of interest!
>>
>> http://jonathangray.org/2012/02/14/the-citation-conundrum/
>>
>> J.
>>
> This is indeed of great interest, and applies not only to citations of
> public domain texts but also to deep references to any digital text.
> 
> Thanks for bringing the topic to our attention. I am lookin forward to
> further suggestions and discussion.
> 
> Philippe
> 
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