machine readable intellectual entity [English]

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n. ~ PaaST (MachineReadableIntellectualEntity) · A specialization of intellectual entity in a form suitable for processing by a computer.


  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 21): It might seem that HumanReadableIntellectualEntity is equivalent to Manifestation and MachineReadableIntellectualEntity equivalent to RuntimeVersion. However, the two pairs are correlated, but not equivalent. A MachineReadableIntellectualEntity has only a RuntimeVersion, while a HumanReadableIntellectualEntity has both a RuntimeVersion and a Manifestation. Neither form of Instantiation is persistent. Both Machine- and HumanReadableIntellectualEntities are expressed in Binary Encodings. (†2461)
  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 17): A MachineReadableIntellectualEntity is used by a program, application, or system in a RuntimeVersion. (†2524)