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XML Conversion Services

XML Structure Delivered With Quality, Accuracy, and Speed

The Industry Leader in XML Conversion Services

DCL prepares content for digital publishing, data distribution, and the web. We convert all types of information from all formats (Word, PDF, InDesign, FrameMaker, and more) into all structured formats, including XML, S1000D, DITA, SGML, proprietary schemas, and more. We excel in working with the most complex technical content, which often includes elaborate tables, equations, chemical formulae, cross-references, special characters, footnotes, and more. Our software and staff support most foreign languages, including Latin-based and double-byte characters. 

Our production is scalable to any level... a thousand pages, a million pages, or more... with each document and each word converted consistently, reliably, and on time. Results are guaranteed!

Contact our experts today to start converting your content to XML!

Experience With All XML Formats 

DCL's proven automated conversion method produces the highest-quality, consistently tagged content, while our 24/7 online document tracking system keeps clients informed throughout the entire process. Our extensive US-based project management team and multi-level QA means our clients do not need to expend internal resources to fix the data after conversion.

Markup Language Expertise

  • DITA & DITA Specializations

  • DITA Learning & Training

  • DITA for Publishers

  • PubMed JATS

  • JATS and NLM DTDs


  • MathML

  • Bookshelf

  • MARC



  • ATA

  • S1000D

  • Mil-STD

  • SGML

  • Mets/Alto

  • Prism

DCL Conversion Model

DCL Conversion Hub

In order to make the conversion of data process as fast and flexible as possible, DCL developed the Hub-and-Spoke software architecture in which all data is normalized in the DCL Conversion Hub. The DCL Hub is an XML-based superset format that standardizes all files and breaks them down into their key elements. The files are then filtered into their target format.

The DCL Guarantee

DCL is recognized for its outstanding customer service and average conversion-accuracy rates of 99.9%. Our QA checkpoints ensure the desired level of accuracy is achieved through automated and manual processes.

The DCL Conversion Guarantee


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  • What is XML conversion?
    XML conversion is the process of transforming content or data to the eXtensible Markup Language. The XML file format makes it possible and affordable to create content once and use it many times in print and digital formats.
  • What types of XML conversion projects are your specialty?
    Data Conversion Laboratory specializes in a broad range of XML conversion services. Following are some of the most common conversion projects we manage: Word to XML conversion HTML to XML conversion PDF to XML conversion Excel to XML conversion Text to XML conversion XML to XML conversion NLM XML to JATS XML conversion
  • What formats can your XML conversion service output?
    Our data conversion system is able to convert from practically any data source into any desired format, including: DITA & DITA Specializations DITA Learning & Training DITA for Publishers PubMed JATS JATS and NLM DTDs BITS NISO STS MathML Bookshelf MARC NIMAS DAISY ATA S1000D Mil-STD SGML SPL (Structured Product Labeling) Mets/Alto Prism
  • Can you convert legacy data to XML?
    Many companies and organizations have legacy software systems that use proprietary data formats that are difficult to access or incompatible with newer platforms. Our team of data engineers can develop a custom-tailored XML conversion solution for you. DCL's human and AI-based QA checkpoints can achieve up to 99.9% conversion accuracy.
  • What is the DCL Conversion Hub?
    The DCL Conversion Hub is a system we designed to streamline the process of converting data in practically from any format into any other format. This Hub-and-Spoke software architecture accepts inputs in any format, then normalizes it into an XML-based superset that can output into any other structured format.
  • Can you convert paper documents to XML?
    Yes, we can digitize papers using Optical Character Recognition (OCR), then run that data through our XML conversion services. Learn more about our OCR services.
  • Can you convert data from multiple sources or file types?
    Yes, DCL's Conversion Hub system can take in data from various sources, such as file servers, web serviers, databases, data feeds, etc., then output it in your desired format. This enables you to centralize and unfify data that might otherwise be unavailable to other parts of your organization.
  • What is DITA conversion?
    DITA stands for Darwin Information Typing Architecture. DITA is an XML data model for authoring and publishing content. The DITA architecture was originally developed by IBM for IBM technical publications. DITA is a standard for technical publications and documentation. DITA enables the Interchange and interoperation of XML content from a wide variety of sources without requiring everyone involved to agree on a single overarching document type definition Reuse of content among different publications and within the same publication
  • What is S1000D conversion?
    S1000D is an international XML specification for the procurement and production of technical publications. The specification is primarly used in the aerospace and defense industries.

XML Conversion Services FAQ

Markets Served

DCL's transformation services are ideal for all industries that need to transform static content (paper or image-based PDFs) into digital and semantically enriched structured content.

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