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David J. Birnbaum
University of Pittsburgh
Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox
University of Missouri, Kansas City
This workshop is designed to introduce new users to XML and XPath. No prior experience with any of the technologies is required, although participants will need to install the <oXygen/> XML editor on their laptops and prepare the outside reading in advance (see below). The workshop sessions will then guide the participants through the process of marking up a text in XML and using XPath to extract information from it.
The morning session (3 hours of instruction) provides an introduction to XML and XPath. The afternoon session (3 hours of instruction) explores those technologies in more detail.
This session will cover the following topics, through presentations and hands-on exercises: XML, well-formedness, validation, schemas, TEI, XPath paths and axes (how to find data in an XML document).
This session will cover the following topics, through presentations and hands-on exercises: XPath paths and axes, numerical predicates, XPath functions, demonstration of projects that extract and reuse data from XPath.