Is there a machine-readable Sefer Torah or Chumash? Machine-readable meaning formatted as to be understood by a computer program. Despite the phrase, this is different from a Torah simply stored in some sort of electronic medium which though it can be read by a machine/program cannot be parsed meaningfully(understood). E.g. Wikidata is a machine-readable Wikipedia?

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    It takes a few minutes' research into Wikidata, which I'd never heard of before, to understand what you mean by "machine readable." This question would make more sense on its own if you'd include a clear explanation of what you mean by this term. "What are the implications ... ?" is too open-ended to be reasonably answerable. It should be removed or replaced with something much more specific, such as "If so, does that mean my calculator is required to keep the Seven Noahide Laws?" or whatever you had in mind. – Isaac Moses Jul 28 '14 at 12:11
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    You may want to take a look at Sefaria's work, including codifying links between various texts machine-readably. – Isaac Moses Jul 28 '14 at 17:27
  • @KinnardHockenhull what do you mean by 'implications'? – הנער הזה Jul 28 '14 at 20:08
  • Not sure. The questions is broad, I imagine, because the implications are broad. Can a golem lain Torah? – Kinnard Hockenhull Jul 28 '14 at 20:15

Sefaria has an API that will serve it up as a JSON object.


Mechon Mamre's "תיקון קוראים" (also downloadable) has each word of the Pentateuch in a separate span element; pasuk-final words have different attributes in those elements. This is thus a machine-parseable Pentateuch with machine-parseable delineation of p'sukim, which seems to be what you seek.

  • Thank you. Any comment on the implications for artificially intelligent readers? – Kinnard Hockenhull Jul 28 '14 at 19:54

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