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Posted by jonmmorgan at Jan 18, 2011 4:30:18 AM
Re: Database
The module format is an internal format, specific to SWORD. It is not using any standard database format. While people can and have tried to access it directly, the format varies depending on what type of module it is (e.g. Bible, commentary, dictionary, Genbook), whether it is zipped or not, and what versification it uses, so most attempts end up lagging behind SWORD. Probably the best supported way of getting data out of the module is mod2imp, but even then it may be subject to copyright restrictions and working with the data in that form is not recommended.

It is also possible to access the module contents directly using the SWORD API, or one of its bindings (such as the Python or Perl ones).