The Structures Workflow refers to the process of building up a structured hierarchy of Sequence records that are based on a text’s constituents, i.e., its syllables, tokens, and compounds. By capturing the internal organization of a text, the Structures Workflow demonstrates the relationship between a text’s constituents and its higher-level organization into sentences, paragraphs, sections, and so on. The Sequence records may be displayed within READ or be exported for display in data visualization platforms.

The development of an hierarchy of sequence records is prerequisite to the addition of a chāyā and translation.


Sequencing is the ordering of a text – its syllables, tokens, and compounds – into a structured hierarchy of Sequence records. Most commonly, an hierarchy of Sequence records reflects the arrangement of sections and sub-sections that describe a text’s compositional structure. In addition, however, Sequences may also be created to reflect the poetic, formulaic, performative, etc. dimensions of a text.

Structures Workflow Overview

Stage Description Explanation
1. Structure Development Creating Sequences and modifying Sequences and Sequence properties (i.e., superscript identifiers for each level of a sequence, e.g., P1, S2, etc.) using the Structure Viewer Editor (VE).
2. Sequence Constituents Adding tokens and compounds as constituents of the Sequence via either individual or multiple linkage.
3. Translation and Chāyā Using the Annotations field to add Translations and Chāyās to a level within the Sequence hierarchy.