Data Conversion

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Data Conversion

We convert paper and electronic data into any of the following formats and data types:

  • Technical publication standard formats including:
    • S1000D
    • Army MIL-STD-40051/2361
    • Army MIL-STD-3031
    • Navy MIL-STD-3001
    • Air Force MIL-STD-38784 and subset DTDs
  • XML
  • HTML
  • SGML
  • PDF
  • Word Processor (WordPerfect, Word, as well as other formats)
  • Scanned & Indexed Images
  • Desktop Publishers (FrameMaker, Interleaf, Quark, PageMaker)

Conversion Consulting

  • Analysis of conversion project requirements
  • Prototyping and studies to help set customer expectations
  • Training and overviews of conversion technology

Programming / Development

  • Customized programming solutions for automated document conversion
  • XSL-FO Style Sheet Development and Maintenance
  • Document analysis and DTD Development

<penPal/> Suite of Conversion Tools

At Pentecom, we use our <penPal/> suite of conversion tools to accurately and quickly convert data to your requirements. The <penPal/> suite:

  • Is Pentecom’s proven suite of conversion tools
  • Maximizes automation
  • Is flexible and easily configurable
  • Continues to be inspired by the best features of commercially developed recognition tools
  • Accounts for known issues in converting data authored to different specifications
  • Processes a wide variety of source and target specifications
  • Includes specific tools for highly efficient and effective conversion to S1000D
  • Utilizes a variety of technologies selected for suitability to each specific task

Your Data Your Way

Pentecom uses the following series of elements in dealing with our customers’ projects:

  1. Document analysis We review the source documents to identify any characteristics that would require updates to our conversion automation
  2. Collaboration with the Customer We work with you to resolve how incompatible updates between older issues of S1000D and the current issue of S1000D will be handled (i.e., deciding whether content that exists in deleted elements should be moved, commented, or deleted; deciding what values should be inserted for mandatory elements and attributes that were added in later Issues; etc.).
  3. Development of automation If required by your project, we add to existing automation to fulfill the specific requirements of your source data.
  4. Testing of automation In order to confirm that our automation processes will work on your source data, we run selected samples of source data through the automation, review the results, and provide feedback to our programmer.
  5. Development of a sample for review We develop an output sample to discuss with you so that you will know how your converted data will be formatted.
  6. Conversion of the full set of data After you have approved the output sample, we will convert the full set of your data by performing the following:
  7. Quality checking of the converted data We provide a thorough quality check of your data by parsing, validating against BREXs, and manually reviewing your data.
  8. Publishing and reviewing the results  We then publish and review the results before submitting the final product to you for your review and acceptance.
  9. Providing feedback on automation issues to the programmer We provide feedback to our programmer to ensure that any additional problems in the automation are fixed
  10. Coordinating with the client on newly identified content issues to determine how to handle in the automation and/or review We coordinate any newly identified content issues with you to determine how to handle them in order to completely satisfy your requirements.

Contact us to find out how we can make a difference in your next data conversion!