[openbiblio-dev] References in Wikipedia and BibJSON

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 15 18:58:45 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Tom Morris <tfmorris at gmail.com> wrote:

> The curly braces may make the MediaWiki format look vaguely like JSON,
> but it's not related.  It's a homebrew syntax which has no BNF or
> other formal definition and is not related to any other syntax known
> to man or beast.  This is one of the reasons that there are so few
> parsers for it.

Fully understood. I wasn't suggesting it *was* JSON, just that it had a
fairly similar content to a BibJSON record. I am painfully aware of the
problem of parsing infoboxes having tried to extract chemical properties.
Infoboxes have a variety of different approaches.

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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