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Computer Scientist
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Mr. Mork is currently the lead developer and technical project lead for the Medical Text Indexer (MTI) project.  The MTI project is a multi-divisional team developing the MTI program to assist indexers and catalogers in assigning keywords to over 600,000 biomedical related articles and books each year.  Mr. Mork’s research interests include information retrieval, natural language processing, and extracting information from biomedical literature.

Mr. Mork received his BS in Computer Science from Central Michigan University in 1984 and his MS in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University in 1988.

Mr. Mork’s previous experiences at Rapid Systems Solutions, Inc., Century Computing, Inc., VisionQuest Consulting, Inc., and previous Government employment have covered most aspects of Computer Science and Project Leadership.  His main focus has been on Rapid Application Prototyping.

Honors and Awards: 
  • 2016 - Frank B. Rogers Award recipient.
  • 2015 -  Library Operations Choice Awards Certificate of Appreciation for completing the study and policy change proposals to add preliminary MeSH indexing to In-Process citations to improve PubMed retrieval.
  • 2015 - Quality Step Increase for Sustained High Quality Work Performance.
  • 2014 - Recognition and Appreciation of Special Achievement for normalization of section headers within the MEDLINE structured abstracts.
  • 2013 - Library Operations Choice Awards Certificate of Appreciation for implementing an automated indexing process for the NLM Technical Bulletin.
  • 2011 - Exceptional Service by a Contractor for Medical Text Indexer First Line Prototype development.
  • 2011 – Special Act or Service Award for MTI as First Line Indexer Development and Pilot Production Project.
  • 2009 – Exceptional Service by a Contractor for Medical Text Indexer Catalog support.
  • 2008 – Special Act or Service Award for Medical Text Indexer Catalog support.
  • 2008 – Letter of Appreciation for Office of Director NIH Biennial Report support.
Publications/Tools by James Mork: 
Jimeno-Yepes A, Mork J, Demner-Fushman D, Aronson AR. Automatic algorithm selection for MeSH Heading indexing based on meta-learning. International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine, Singapore, December, 2011.
Ripple AM, Mork JG, Humphreys BL, Knecht LS. A retrospective cohort study of structured abstracts in MEDLINE, 1992-2006. J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 Apr;99(2):160-3. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.99.2.009.
Mork J, Peters L, Jimeno-Yepes A, Aronson AR, Bodenreider O. MetaMap in the CALBC Workshop II. CALBC Workshop II, March 2011.
Jimeno-Yepes A, Wilkowski B, Mork J, van Lenten E, Demner-Fushman D, Aronson AR. A bottom-up approach to MEDLINE indexing recommendations. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:1583-92. Epub 2011 Oct 22.
Mork JG, Aronson AR. The Medical Text Indexer (MTI) system for indexing biomedical literature. book chapter submitted to monograph Indexing Specialities: Medicine. Edited by L. Pilar Wyman. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., in association with the American Society of Indexers, Phoenix, AZ. 2010.
Mork JG, Bodenreider O, Demner-Fushman D, Dogan RI, Lang FM, Lu Z, Névéol A, Peters L, Shooshan SE, Aronson AR. Extracting Rx information from clinical narrative. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Sep-Oct;17(5):536-9. doi: 10.1136/jamia.2010.003970.
Demner-Fushman D, Mork JG, Shooshan SE, Aronson AR. UMLS content views appropriate for NLP processing of the biomedical literature vs. clinical text. J Biomed Inform. 2010 Aug;43(4):587-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2010.02.005. Epub 2010 Feb 10.
Mork JG, Bodenreider O, Demner-Fushman D, Doagan RI, Lang F-M, Lu Z, Névéol A, Peters L, Shooshan SE, Aronson AR. NLM's I2B2 tool system description. Third i2b2 Workshop on Natural Language Processing Challenges for Clinical Records, November, San Francisco, 2009
Névéol A, Mork JG, Aronson AR. Comment on 'MeSH-up: effective MeSH text classification for improved document retrieval'. Bioinformatics. 2009 Oct 15;25(20):2770-1; author reply 2772. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp483. Epub 2009 Aug 11.
Névéol A, Shooshan SE, Humphrey SM, Mork JG, Aronson AR. A recent advance in the automatic indexing of the biomedical literature. J Biomed Inform. 2009 Oct;42(5):814-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2008.12.007. Epub 2008 Dec 30.