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BNC Mark-up

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The chapter explains how the BNC marks up text files.

 

Mark-up is extra text added into a text file, other than the message itself.

 

<LETTER>

 

<GREETING>

Dear Svetlana

</GREETING>

 

<BODY_of_LETTER>

I hope you are well.

We are now living in Gloucestershire, in the countryside, not far from Minchinhampton.

...

...

</BODY_of_LETTER>

 

<LEAVE_TAKING>

All best wishes

</LEAVE_TAKING>

 

<SIGNATURE>

Mike

</SIGNATURE>

 

</LETTER>

 

All the bits in <ANGLE BRACKETS> are mark-up, labelling the structure of the text.