So sorry for not trimming!  Here's the short version.

Michele Combs
Lead Archivist, Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University
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From: Steven D Majewski [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 4:18 PM
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Subject: Word to other XML conversion. [ Re: [xsl] where to look for xsl        folk..]

We have an application that was used to interactively convert Word document finding aids into EAD XML.

and I believe it can be adapted to convert to TEI XML instead.

The templates here are a set of rules that use regular expressions on the headings to guess what XML elements those paragraphs should be assigned to, and it looks like it could probably be reconfigured to output TEI instead of EAD.

The webapp display those guesses and allows you to rearrange or reassign those assignments.
So it doesn’t solve the problem of writing XSLT conversion rules, but it does help with conversion of documents that may not exactly follow those rules.

Typically the converted documents still require some manual QA and editing.

— Steve Majewski / UVA Alderman Library