Electronic text that is stored as strings of characters and that can be displayed in a variety of formats(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "machine-readable text" in a sentence
"Note: The machine-readable text has been edited to conform to the 1909 print version: paragraphing, punctuation, and transcription errors have been corrected, omissions have been reinserted, italics and em dashes have been inserted."