Data Conversion

Data conversion is the conversion of computer data from one format to another. There are many ways in which data is converted within the computer environment. This may be seamless, as in the case of upgrading to a newer version of a computer program. Alternatively, the conversion may require processing by the use of a special conversion program, or it may involve a complex process of going through intermediary stages, or involving complex "exporting" and "importing" procedures, which may converting to and from a tab-delimited or comma-separated text file. In some cases, a program may recognize several data file formats at the data input stage and then is also capable of storing the output data in a number of different formats. Such a program may be used to convert a file format. If the source format or target format is not recognized, then at times third program may be available which permits the conversion to an intermediate format, which can then be reformatted using the first program.

Data conversion is technical process of changing the bits contained in the data from one format to another format for purpose of interoperability between computers. The most simple example of data conversion is a text file converted from one character encoding to another. Some of the more complex conversions involve conversion of office file formats and conversion of audio, video, and image file format which needs to consider different software applications to play or display them. Data conversion can be difficult and painstaking process, but Providence BPO Services has vast experience in this field. While it may be easy for a computer to discard information, it is difficult to add information. And adding information is not just simply padding bits, but sometimes it would involve human judgment. Upsampling, the process of converting data to make it more feature rich, is not about adding data. It is about making room for addition, a process which also needs human judgment.