Overview: Founded in 1987, The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a non-profit consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form. Organized by the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the Association for Computational Linguistics, and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, the TEI intended to develop a community-based standard for encoding and interchange of text. Its chief deliverable is a set of Guidelines which specify encoding methods for machine-readable texts, chiefly in the humanities, social sciences and linguistics. Since 1994, the TEI Guidelines have been widely used by libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars to present texts for online research, teaching, and preservation. In addition to the Guidelines themselves, the Consortium provides a variety of resources and training events for learning TEI, information on projects using the TEI, a bibliography of TEI-related publications, and software developed for or adapted to the TEI.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/TD.html#TDcrystals
IPR Policy: Available at: http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/access.xml
Current Status: Active