Python – Convert JSON string to dict using Python

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I'm a little bit confused with JSON in Python.
To me, it seems like a dictionary, and for that reason
I'm trying to do that:

{
    "glossary":
    {
        "title": "example glossary",
        "GlossDiv":
        {
            "title": "S",
            "GlossList":
            {
                "GlossEntry":
                {
                    "ID": "SGML",
                    "SortAs": "SGML",
                    "GlossTerm": "Standard Generalized Markup Language",
                    "Acronym": "SGML",
                    "Abbrev": "ISO 8879:1986",
                    "GlossDef":
                    {
                        "para": "A meta-markup language, used to create markup languages such as DocBook.",
                        "GlossSeeAlso": ["GML", "XML"]
                    },
                    "GlossSee": "markup"
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

But when I do print dict(json), it gives an error.

How can I transform this string into a structure and then call json["title"] to obtain "example glossary"?

Best Solution

json.loads()

import json

d = json.loads(j)
print d['glossary']['title']