Difference between the file formats?

What are the differences between file formats such as

BibTex
BibTeXML
text citations
XMP-annotated PDF
SilverPlatter
MsBib
MODS
Copac
Ovid
RIS
EndNote XML
Software ProgrammerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Did you actually search for their sources?....
BibTex: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX   and  http://www.bibtex.org/
BibTexML: http://bibtexml.sourceforge.net/
Text Citations: a way to tell whereinfo was found, in plain text : f.e.: https://awc.ashford.edu/cd-in-text-citation-guide.html 

etc.
2
David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
As noci suggested.

To answer your question do searches.

Or, ask a more detailed question, like...

1) Why do you care about their formats?

2) What are you trying to accomplish?

3) If you're designing some code, explain what criteria relate to you choosing a format to use.
1
Software ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I have a huge documents - say 10,000 in doc or docx or txt format....

JabRef seems to be good..However it supports the above format.

So would like to know in detail what is all about and convert them to the above format so that it would be easy to import and have a full text search
0
Rowby Goren Makes an Impact on Screen and Online

Learn about longtime user Rowby Goren and his great contributions to the site. We explore his method for posing questions that are likely to yield a solution, and take a look at how his career transformed from a Hollywood writer to a website entrepreneur.

David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
If you're using Windows, look up how to do setup exact index generation for your entire document set.

https://seekfast.org/blog/search-text-in-documents/how-can-i-search-through-the-content-of-multiple-word-documents/ provides details for one Windows version.

For Macs, this is done for you. Just click the menu search icon + search for your text.

If you're using Linux, there are many systems which can be setup to work like OSX (Macs) so documents are indexed as soon as they land inside the system.

There's no requirement for converting all your documents to some common format.

Just use existing OS tools.
0
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Ok... BibTex & BibTexML  are Tex based to not for docx, doc etc. (it is a specification that it certain conventioned are followed in the Tex formatting that other software can build the reference lists or pull the info from it.

Text Citations are a way to specify in a standard way, how exactly depends on the method chosen,  a reference in any text you can think of.
No special markup, so also no way to  extra ...

Now JabRef  manages (a) list(s) of citations/references.  And can import reference/citation lists from other software...
First you need to create those from documents...

You may actualy need something like citation machine  ( http://www.citationmachine.net/ ) to generate them.

Libreoffice / OpenOffice can be of help here like Microsoft Office.
0
Software ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
noci, you explanations are readable and somewhat i can understand but don't understand it clearly...is it possible for you to attach few images to understand the differences between each one of them. please
0
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Tex (Tau Epsilon Chi) is a typesetting system.    It can handle citations within text and will format them in the way you like.
based on some tags... BibTex en BibTexML can pick those citation entries from the text en make a cross reference.
This is also what Jabref can do for you.
in my first comment there are links, those point to what BibTex & BibTexML can do for you and how a citation looks in Tex..
(Tex formats text with visible commands not the same as HTML, XML, only with other syntax...  Tex is developed in the academic world where citations are a basic requirement. So it was standardized from the onset).

Tex != docx...
doc(x) is a binary or XML based format used by Microsoft word. I have no idea  how citations would look there and if there IS a standard in docx.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.