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Chemical Information Science, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, use of
computers to simulate intellectual tasks, information storage and retrieval, graphics. Specialist in
the development of ideas to generate useful and marketable products.
1996-Present - Independent Consultant
Electronic publishing of several books.
Development of the semantic linguistic technology for biomedicine and health used by
the NLMplus search engine.
Principal Investigator in several Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programs
working for Edgewater Federal Solutions.
Spelling aid for large chemical and medical National Library of Medicine databases.
Consultant on chemistry and biochemistry topics for BioWarn, LLC.
Dictionary interfaces and English phrase analysis for the National Library of Medicine.
Development of knowledge-based interfaces for on-line systems.
Development of formal grammars to detect errors in chemical
formulas, chemical nomenclature, and scientific text.
1965-1970 - Chemical Abstracts Service. Special Publications Editor.
Worked as editor of pioneering computer-produced publications,
including "Chemical Titles", "Chemical and Biological Activities"
(CBAC), and "Polymer Science and Technology" (POST).
Coordinated editorial work with graphic arts drawings and
Edited the "Chemical Abstracts" cumulative indexes.
31 August 1962 to 30 August 1965 - U.S. Army.
After basic training, I was assigned to the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Fort Sam Houston, Texas (San Antonio).
Attended the Medical Field Service School (MFSS) at Fort Sam Houston
Studied hematology, urinalysis, parasitology, and blood chemistry.
Worked in the laboratory at Brooke Army Medical Center doing hematology work including
phlebotomies, staining blood slides, microscopic examination of slides for complete blood counts (CBC)
and blood morphology, and also routine urinalysis.
University of Texas, B.S. in Chemistry, 1962
U.S. Army MFSS, Medical Technology, 1964
Ohio State University, M.S. in Computer Science 1969
Visual Basic (Windows 95/98/NT)
Graphic image editors (Micrografx)
Assembler Language for IBM 360/370, IBM 7094, IBM 1620.
PL/I, PL/S, PL/AS, and PL/X Systems Programming IBM Compilers.
C, C++ Language (PDP-11/UNIX, IBM PC, IBM PS/2, AS/400)
BASIC (TRS-80, Hewlett Packard, PDP-11, IBM PC, IBM PS/2)
FORTRAN, COBOL (IBM 7094, PDP-10).
Windows 3.0, CASE tools for application development.
I have worked under a wide variety of operating systems including Windows 98, Window XP,
CMS, MFT, MVT and OS in a TSO environment for IBM mainframes. For the IBM PC, I have worked under DOS, OS/2, and
Windows. I have also worked under AIX for RS/6000, plus RT-11 and UNIX
for the PDP-11 and Sun workstation. I have a solid background in systems analysis and
design (Jackson Design Methodology), data structures, and searching
Winner of the National Library of Medicine's award
"Show off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information", Nov. 2, 2011.
Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
IBM second plateau Invention Achievement Award, 1993.
IBM First Invention Achievement Award, 1987.
1971 best paper of the year award (Journal of the American
Society for Information Science).
Member of the advisory board of the Journal of Chemical
Information and Computer Sciences from 1977 to 1985.
Fluent in English and Spanish. Conversational knowledge of Russian.
Reading knowledge of Italian, French, Portuguese, and German.
Weizhong Zhu and Antonio Zamora, "NLMplus, a semantic search tool for biomedicine and health information",
Presented at the Lister Hill auditorium of the National Library of Medicine on November 2, 2011 for
the Award Ceremony of "Show off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information."
Tamas E. Doszkocs and Antonio Zamora, "Dictionary Services and Spelling Aids for Web Searching",
Online, Volume 28, Number 3, May/June 2004, p. 16.
A. Zamora , "Isolation of Chinese words from connected
U.S. Patent Number 5,448,474, September, 1995.
A. Zamora , "Use of Derivational Morphology for Text Retrieval",
IBM Technical Report TR29.1904, June 1994.
A. Zamora , "Computer Method for Executing
U. S. Patent Number 5,113,342, May 12, 1992.
I. Hersey, R. Stephens, and A. Zamora , "Computer Method for
of Multi-lingual Text", U.S. Patent Number 5,295,069, May, 1994.
J. Fagan, M. D. Gunther, P. D. Over, G. Passon, C. C. Tsao, A. Zamora ,
and E. M. Zamora , "Method for Language-Independent Text Tokenization
using Character Categorization",
U. S. Patent Number 4,991,094, February 5, 1991.
A. Zamora , "A
Rewriting Rule System for Linguistic Applications",
Proceedings of the IBM 2nd ITL Conference on Natural Language
Processing, Paris, pages 181-196, March 13-15, 1990.
A. Zamora and E. M. Zamora , "
Development of Natural Language Processing Systems
from a Manager's Perspective",
Managing Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems,
D. A. De Salvo and J. Liebowitz, Editors, Prentice-Hall,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, pages 170-188, 1990.
A. Zamora and E. M. Zamora , "Managing Natural Language Processing
Systems", European Language Services Conference on Computational
linguistics, IBM Norway, N-1410 Kolbotn, August 31, 1988.
R. Frisch and A. Zamora , "Spelling Assistance for
IBM Journal of Research and Development,
32(2), 195-200(1988). [View PDF article]
A. Zamora , Tutorial in Natural Language Processing, Symposium on
Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, George Washington University,
Washington D. C., October 21, 1985
J. J. Pollock and A. Zamora , "System Design for Detection and
Correction of Spelling Errors in Scientific and Scholarly Text",
Journal of the American Society for Information Science,
J. J. Pollock and A. Zamora , "Automatic Spelling Correction in
Scientific and Scholarly Text", Communications of the ACM,
J. J. Pollock and A. Zamora , "Collection and Characterization of
Spelling Errors in Scientific and Scholarly Text", Journal of
the American Society for Information Science, 34(1), 51-58(1983).
A. Zamora , Chairman of a Symposium on Artificial Intelligence
Research and Applications to Chemical Information 184th
National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of
Chemical Information, Kansas City, Missouri, September 13, 1982.
A. Zamora , Chairman of a Symposium on Personal Computers and
Microcomputers in Handling Information 183rd National Meeting
of the American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Information,
Las Vegas, Nevada, March 29, 1982.
J. J. Pollock and A. Zamora , "Automatic Spelling Error Detection
and Correction in Textual Databases", Proceedings of the ASIS
Annual Meeting, Vol. 19, 236-238(1982).
E. M. Zamora , J. J. Pollock, and A. Zamora , "The use of Trigram
Analysis for Spelling Error Detection". Information Processing
& Management, 17(6), 305-316(1981).
A. Zamora , "Automatic Detection and Correction of Spelling Errors
in a Large Data Base", Journal of the American Society for
Information Science. 31(1), 51-57(1980).
K. A. Hamill and A. Zamora , "The Use of Titles for
Classification", Journal of the American Society for Information
Science. 31(6), 396-402(1980).
A. Zamora , "Control of Spelling Errors in Large Data Bases", The
Information Age in Perspective, Proceedings of the ASIS Annual
Meeting, Volume 15, 364-367(1978).
K. A. Hamill and A. Zamora , "An Automatic Document Classification
System Using Pattern Recognition Techniques", The Information Age in
Perspective, Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, Volume
R. G. Dunn, W. Fisanick, and A. Zamora , "A Chemical Substructure
System Based on Chemical Abstracts Index Nomenclature", Journal
of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, 17(4),
D. L. Dayton, M. J. Fletcher, C. W. Moulton, J. J. Pollock and A. Zamora ,
"Comparison of the Retrieval Effectiveness of CA Condensates and
(CACon) and CA Subject Index Alert (CASIA)", Journal of Chemical
Information and Computer Sciences, 17(1), 20-28(1977).
T. Ebe and A. Zamora , "Wiswesser Line Notation Processing at Chemical
Abstracts Service", Journal of Chemical Information and Computer
Sciences, 16(1), 33-35(1976).
A. Zamora and T. Ebe, "PATHFINDER II. A Computer Program that Generates
Wiswesser Line Notations for Complex Polycyclic Structures",
Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, 16(1),
A. Zamora , "An Algorithm for Finding the Smallest Set of Smallest
Rings", Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences
16(1), 40-43(1976). [View PDF article]
J. J. Pollock and A. Zamora , "Automatic Abstracting Research at Chemical
Abstracts Service", Journal of Chemical Information and Computer
Sciences, 15(4), 226-232(1975).
J. E. Rush, R. Salvador, and A. Zamora , "Automatic
Indexing, II. Production of Indicative Abstracts by Application of
Contextual Inference and Syntactic Coherence Criteria", Journal
of the American Society for Information Science, 22(4),
A. Zamora , "System Design Considerations for Automatic Abstracting",
Master's Thesis, The Ohio State University, 1969.