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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: 
Aronson AR, Mork JG, Gay CW, Humphrey SM, Rogers W. The NLM Indexing Initiative's Medical Text Indexer. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107(Pt 1):268-72.
Mitchell JA, Aronson AR, Mork JG, Folk LC, Humphrey SM, Ward JM. Gene Indexing: Characterization and Analysis of NLM's GeneRIFs. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:460-4.
Kayaalp M, Aronson AR, Humphrey SM, Ide NC, Tanabe LK, Smith LH, Demner-Fushman D, Loane RF, Mork JG, Bodenreider O. Methods for accurate retrieval of MEDLINE citations in functional genomics. The Twelfth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2003). 2003:441-50.
Srinivasan S, Rindflesch TC, Hole WT, Aronson AR, Mork JG. Finding UMLS Metathesaurus Concepts in MEDLINE. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:727-31.
Weeber M, Mork JG, Aronson AR. Developing a Test Collection for Biomedical Word Sense Disambiguation Proc AMIA Symp. 2001:746-50.
Weeber M, Klein H, Aronson AR, Mork JG, de Jong-van den Berg LT, Vos R. Text-Based Discovery in Biomedicine: The Architecture of the DAD-System AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2000 ;():903-7.
Aronson AR, Bodenreider O, Chang HF, Humphrey SM, Mork JG, Nelson SJ, Rindflesch TC, Wilbur WJ. The NLM Indexing Initiative. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000:17-21.