Data Conversion, as the name implies, deals with changes required to move or convert data from one physical environment format to that of another, like moving data from one electronic medium or database product onto another format. So what is a big deal here? You may ask, isn’t it? Today, in the day and age of high-end computers and software, it should be child’s play to get data converted from one format to another. It should be as simple as Plug and Play, isn’t it? Wrong. Data conversion can be a challenging and painstaking process. It is not only just about lifting or extracting data from physical records and manually keying it into client databases.
- While it may be easy for a computer to discard information, it ‘s hard to add information. This makes the entire process of data conversion services require human intervention and judgment. During the process of converting data to make it more feature-rich, it is not about adding data, but also, more importantly, creating space for the addition. This requires human judgment.
- The simplest example of data conversion services is a text file converted from one character encoding to another. Some of the more complex transformations involve the conversion of office file formats. Different software applications are to be considered for when converting files in the audio, video and image file format.This is because one application may not suffice to play or display them all. It requires knowledge in all these applications to do a thorough job. Moreover, it requires a lot of skill to extract the right kind of data and load it without any loss of information, into the right format.
- When we are talking about data conversion services, we are talking about skill, judgment & such other thing that require human judgment and intelligence. It cannot be a rule and syntax-based process every time.
To illustrate, a true color image can be easy to convert to grayscale but not the other way around. Adding color information to a gray scale image cannot be programmatically done because only human judgment can know which colors are appropriate for each section of the image; this is not rule based that can be easily done by a computer.
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