A note on controlled vocabularies and thesauri

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Many components of the documentation of an inscription can be linked to controlled lists so that they can be identified, verified, disambiguated, indexed or retrieved. Controlled lists are usefully applied to personal names, geographic locations or affiliations, object or inscription keywords, elements of physical description, etc. They can be developped by a project or for a particular corpus, but they are also very valuable when they make use of published authority lists or indices. For ex. several prosopographical and onomastic resources exist for antiquity, eg: PIR, LGPM, PLRE. The Barrington Atlas lists most place names known from Greco-Roman antiquity with unique IDs. LC classifications, Cornell list for art?? there are other examples.

When using a controlled vocabulary, the source reference and any relevant information about how IDs are deployed should be documented in the TEI header where?.

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