Difference between the file formats?

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What are the differences between file formats such as

text citations
XMP-annotated PDF
EndNote XML
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nociSoftware Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2018

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 

David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

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.


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
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David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

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.
nociSoftware Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2018

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.


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
Software Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2018
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.

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