[sword-devel] Use Case -- participants
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:45:05 -0400
In narrative texts in an oral culture like all the cultures in which
the Bible texts were written, an author uses participants to help
clue the reader into discourse boundaries. This provides valuable
clues regarding the boundaries of the context. There are other
discourse boundary clues, too, such as `spatial', `temporal', and
the `activity' being done.
<participant value="Jesus" id="part-12542"/ type="VIP">
<participant value="Pharisees" id="part-12542"/ type="background">
<participant value="Nicodemus" id="part-12542"/ type="foreground">
This is a little more complicated than what this portrays. For example,
the list of participants may alter slightly between sections while the
overall discourse unit continues with the same topic.
Anyway, you asked for dreamers.
"The first one last wins."
"A net of highly cohesive details reveals the truth."