Names, People, and Places

3. Names as referents (1)

In a text we might find the same person referred to on different occasions in any number of different ways:
...<persName>Clara Schumann</persName>.... <persName>Clara</persName> .... <persName>Frau Schumann</persName>

All of these names refer to the same entity

We can use an attribute on any naming element to specify which entity is being referenced:
  • @key if we are supplying an externally-defined code for the entity
  • @ref if we are pointing to a definition of the entity

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