Hi, in one of my former lives I used to work with library metadata:
MARC, ONIX, and many others. A former colleague from that life pointed out
for me and that lead me into thinking about some "real life" cases (for
author life years) I remember battling with, either in "bibmarc" or
276 BC – c. 195/194 BC
c. 1303 BC - July or August 1213 BC
early 3rd century BC
ca. 1350 - after 1409
before 430 BC - 360 BC?
1350 or 1370 – 1421
fl. around 1180
The "battling" comes from these of course being just strings, not
structured, and I had to impose/extract some sort of structure.
So I'm wondering how the above would be represented.