[Bibjson-dev] omnidator

Jim Pitman pitman at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Jun 16 16:17:30 UTC 2011


omnidator takes whatever kind of data format that uses Schema.org terms and turns it into any other kind of data format.

Compare with http://www.scripps.edu/~cdputnam/software/bibutils/

The bibutils program set interconverts between various bibliography formats using a common MODS-format XML intermediate. For example, one can convert RIS-format files to Bibtex by doing two transformations: RIS->MODS->Bibtex. By using a common intermediate for N formats, only 2N programs are required and not N²-N. These programs operate on the command line and are styled after standard UNIX-like filters.

We need a strategy/architecture for managing conversions to/from BibJSON, presumably a webservice like omnidator, and some community development to support this over time.
Thoughts about how to achieve this?


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