The U.S. National Library of Medicine's
(NLM) document conversion tools make the exchange and use of biomedical
library electronic information easier for librarians, library users, and the
general public. The DocMorph Web site and MyMorph software are two free
conversion tools that allow users to convert more than
50 types of files into alternative, usable formats.
DocMorph allows users to convert files
one at a time into PDF, TIFF, or
through their Web browsers. In addition, we have
created a mashup using DocMorph and Google Language Translation, which permits
DocMorph users to translate uploaded files into many languages.
This extends the file types translatable by Google to include scanned image
files (e.g., image PDF, TIFF, and JPEG2000).
The downloadable MyMorph
client software replaces the browser for the case
where users need to mass migrate files to PDF,
TIFF, or text.
Both conversion tools were developed through document imaging research and
development at the NLM's Lister Hill
National Center for Biomedical Communications,
Communications Engineering Branch.