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esumm1
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Book of Mormon database

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I am looking for a resource that contains the Book of Mormon in a more data friendly format. Something that contains tables of Book/Chapter/Verse and also has references between versus included. I am working on a visualization of the references between scriptural topics/people/places and versus. Is the raw data that makes up the online version of the Book of Mormon available anywhere? Please email me if you have any ideas.

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The Church has an API for gospel content available to third-party developers:
http://ldsmediatalk.com/2011/07/27/thir ... materials/
There is an application process and I'm not sure of all the details. I don't know if the Church's API includes cross references.

The study helps in the current edition of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price aren't in the public domain. Any APIs not produced by the Church (I believe there are one or two out there) would not contain study helps or cross references. Here is one such project: http://mdp.nephi.org
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Re: Book of Mormon database

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sbradshaw wrote:The Church has an API for gospel content available to third-party developers:
http://ldsmediatalk.com/2011/07/27/thir ... materials/
There is an application process and I'm not sure of all the details. I don't know if the Church's API includes cross references.
That article is from 2011 and is now obsolete. There was once a wiki page related to this same API, but it was deleted (see here for the deletion info). The deletion note says "Removing this page since we do not really provide an api, Tyler D. & Ransom should be providing this soon." That gives some hope, but of course there's no specific timeline. In any case, do not rely on that information from 2011.
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Thank you both for the info!
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It may not be kosher, but the Gospel Library (for Android, at least) is just in a SQLite database - you could hack the information out of that... (I've opened and played around in that database before - the most recent hack I did was adding page numbers to a manual - which worked while the manual was in the library (it's since been removed).)

FWIW,

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For anyone else that's found their way here looking for a database of scriptures, check out this resource
https://scriptures.nephi.org/
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