adjective Referring to a source format that can be directly input into a computer without keyboard manipulation. Scanners, speech recognition software and digital cameras all create machine-readable files.
By a 7-3 vote, the Federal Circuit struck down Alice's method claims and computer-readable media claims, holding they covered little more than abstract ideas (about escrow), which are not patent-eligible subject matter.
Working with a team that includes computer science professor Manuel Blum, undergraduate student Ben Maurer and research programmer Mike Crawford, von Ahn invented a new version of the tests, called reCAPTCHAs, that will help convert printed text into computer-readable letters on behalf of the Internet Archive.
This resource effectively makes use of the versatile tools available by using filmed presentation of procedures in a computer-readable format so that procedures and text can be viewed simultaneously, text and images can be printed, instructions can be played audibly as voiceover, and ICD-9/CPT codes can be accessed from the online component.
The CCD records the picture electronically as its light sensors capture, convert, and store the image as blue, green, and red pixels, which then become saved in the camera as a computer-readable data file.