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machine-readable

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.
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It is a computer-readable language similar in some ways to the HypetText Markup Language, or HTML, which underlies the websites on which we rely daily.
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.
However, proposed new rules would require issuers to disclose more granular information regarding the underlying credit card accounts in tagged, computer-readable and standardised groupings.
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.
Your demands might specify that information be disclosed in a computer-readable format (to facilitate your search for relevant items), that the opposing party provide data compilations and/or the keys and codes used to generate compilations, and that disclosures include the date and time stamps (metadata) of the information sought, so that not only will you know what the adverse parties know but when and how they knew it.
Once it was complete, the AICPA created and promoted XBRL International, a not-for-profit global consortium of companies and agencies working to develop the computer-readable XBRL open standard and support its adoption.
Already have your material in another computer-readable form?
After an aggregator is installed, you can subscribe to as many feeds as you wish, and updates are then displayed in your reader as Web pages (if you click on subscribe buttons before the software is installed, the computer-readable content will not make sense).
Instead of treating financial information as a block of text, it provides a computer-readable identifying tag for each individual item of data.
The IRS also has a K-1 project fairly along in the process, to convert the traditional K-1 into a computer-readable format, which will require tax advisers to continually refer to the formatting instructions and identification letters on various information disclosures.
Together, said an ISO note, they will "provide a uniform set of guidelines to ensure that healthcard data may be read by medical staff in different countries and by different health organisations--that may be used in an array of portable computer-readable devices".
The US has delayed implementing a new rule requiring computer-readable passports from countries whose citizens do not need visas.

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