12. Annotation of structured text

This section describes the rules for representing texts possessing a highly specific structure:

The syntactic structure of these texts, generically termed structured, is so specific that the rules governing their annotation often correspond only marginally to those for ordinary text and may be completely divergent from them. Here, the assignment of functors is frequently inconsistent with the semantic concept on a tectogrammatical level, essentially involving the technical representation of the text.

Basic rules for the annotation of structured texts. The annotation of structured texts is governed by the general rules for distinguishing between verbal clauses and non-verbal clauses described in Section 4, "Verbal and non-verbal clauses": the constructions frequently contain no finite verb form; next we consider whether the construction possesses or does not possess a morphology. If the construction possesses a morphology (does not consist merely of nominative keywords) it is treated as a verbal clause. NB: constructions of the type Rozhodčí: Ulrich. (=Referee: Ulrich.), where a punctuation mark stands for a predicate, are also treated as verbal clauses. Keyword structures (with no morphology) are represented as co-ordinate or appositive nominative clauses. For the rules governing annotation of paratactic structures, see Section 6, "Parataxis".

In addition to these general rules, further, more detailed, rules have been adopted for certain types of structured texts; in particular, model trees have been established (templates). Specific constructions are represented in accordance with the given rules, by analogy with the model trees.