Michael Beddow

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Michael Beddow is a British specialist in German literature, who is also a renowned expert in the application of XML technologies to web representations of literary corpora, and who is deeply involved with the work of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).[1]

He studied at the St John's College, Cambridge, earning a Double First in the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos in 1969. He studied at University of Tübingen, as Foundation Scholar of the King Edward VII British-German Foundation. He held lecturing posts at Cambridge and London, before being appointed to the Chair of German at the University of Leeds, from which he retired in 1998.[2] He has since undertaken the primary technical responsibilities for the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism,[3] and the Internet version of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary.