What is machine-readable?

machine-readable meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

Data in a form that can be recognized, accepted, and interpreted by a machine, such as a computer or other data processing device, whether created in such a form or converted from a format that a machine cannot read. Usually refers to digital information stored on hard disk, floppy disk, or magnetic tape. Compare with human-readable. See also: Machine-Readable Cataloging.


reference: ABC-CLIO