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XQuery Working Group

Posted by on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in uncategorized, Working Groups.

XQuery Working Group

Fridays, 2:10-3:00 pm, Center for Digital Humanities (344 Buttrick)

XQuery is a programming language that works seamlessly with XML and other forms of data. XQuery is a great language to learn if you are working with semi-structured data of any sort—literary texts encoded in TEI, bibliographic data in JSON, or even tabular data you’re currently keeping in Excel. By learning XQuery, you’ll learn how to explore hidden patterns in your data and to visualize them for others. We’ll also teach you how to connect and combine different sources of data, creating mashups and other forms of emergent media. Finally, we’ll also show you how to develop a research database of documents using the open source BaseX database.

The XQuery Working Group is informal and always open to newcomers. For more information, please visit the working group website: or contact or michelle.m.taylor@Vanderbilt.Edu