Scraping references from plain text


I think it would be useful to have a simple way of scanning plain text for references.
I have a paper in ms word document format which have references in plain text. The paper was probably formatted with zotero or Endnote, but the unformatted paper is not available anymore.

One “easy” way to implement this would be to have a scanning function that recognizes
the crossref plain text scanning page


fount a way around this

copied references from paper to the crosref site, wich returns nicely formatted references.
Then I ran makebib

on the output and uploaded the resulting bibtex file to Paperpile