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Curriculum Vitae


Mailing address:

Antonio Zamora
5101 River Road, Apt. 1918
Bethesda, MD 20816-1574, USA
Take a tour of my penthouse.

Telephone: (301) 986-5444
e-mail: (Listed in the HOME PAGE)
Antonio Zamora

FIELD:
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.


EXPERIENCE:
1996-Present - Independent Consultant
1984-1996 - IBM Corporation. Senior Programmer.
1982-1984 IBM Corporation. First line manager. 1970-1982 - Chemical Abstracts Service. Senior Information Scientist.
1965-1970 - Chemical Abstracts Service. Special Publications Editor.
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).
EDUCATION:    Coursera massive open online courses (MOOCs) SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE:
COMPUTER HARDWARE EXPERIENCE:

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 algorithms.


HONORS:

LANGUAGES:
Fluent in English and Spanish. Conversational knowledge of Russian. Reading knowledge of Italian, French, Portuguese, and German.


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

HOBBIES:
Painting and photography. Click here to see some of my paintings.
PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AND PATENTS
  1. Original scientific research: Solving the Mystery of the Carolina Bays, Kindle eBook (ISBN: 978-0-9836523-8-0, June 12, 2015), Paperback Edition (ISBN: 978-0-9836523-9-7, July 15, 2015)
  2. Original scientific research: The Carolina Bays as evidence of a cosmic impact: The Glacier Ice Impact Hypothesis. July 13, 2014.
  3. Original scientific research: Killer Comet: What the Carolina Bays tell us, Kindle eBook 1st edition (ISBN: 978-0-9836523-6-6, January 2, 2014), Paperback Edition (ISBN: 978-0-9836523-7-3, January 1, 2014)
  4. Science Fiction: Rise of the Transgenic Queen, Kindle eBook 1st edition (ISBN:978-0-9836523-4-2, April 16, 2013), paperback edition (ISBN:978-0-9836523-5-9, May 2, 2013)
  5. Original scientific research: Meteorite Cluster Impacts, Kindle eBook 1st edition (ISBN:978-0-9836523-2-8, January 11, 2012)
  6. Editor of Memoir: Uncle Jeff's Story – A Memoir of Survival during World War II and beyond, Kindle eBook 1st edition (ISBN:978-0-9836523-0-4, May 14, 2011)
  7. 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."
  8. Tamas E. Doszkocs and Antonio Zamora, "Dictionary Services and Spelling Aids for Web Searching", Online, Volume 28, Number 3, May/June 2004, p. 16.
  9. A. Zamora , "Dictionary Services and Spelling Aid for Web-based Chemical Information Systems", 2003.
  10. A. Zamora , "Isolation of Chinese words from connected Chinese text", U.S. Patent Number 5,448,474, September, 1995.
  11. A. Zamora , "Use of Derivational Morphology for Text Retrieval", IBM Technical Report TR29.1904, June 1994.
  12. A. Zamora , "Computer Method for Executing Transformation Rules", U. S. Patent Number 5,113,342, May 12, 1992.
  13. I. Hersey, R. Stephens, and A. Zamora , "Computer Method for Ranked Hyphenation of Multi-lingual Text", U.S. Patent Number 5,295,069, May, 1994.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A. Zamora , M. D. Gunther, and E. M. Zamora , " A Parser for Natural Language Text", U. S. Patent Number 4,887,212, December 12, 1989.
  18. R. A. Frisch and A. Zamora , " Spelling Assistance Method for Compound Words", U. S. Patent Number 4,873,634, October 10, 1989.
  19. A. Zamora , "Paradigm-Based Morphological Text Analysis for Natural Languages", U. S. Patent Number 4,862,408, August 29, 1989.
  20. A. Zamora , "Method for Removing Enclitic Endings from Verbs in Romance Languages", U. S. Patent Number 4,852,003, July 25, 1989.
  21. A. Zamora and E. M. Zamora , " Morphological/Phonetic Method for Ranking Word Similarities", U. S. Patent Number 4,833,610, May 23, 1989.
  22. R. A. Frisch and A. Zamora , "Method for Verifying Spelling for Compound Words", U. S. Patent Number 4,777,617, October 11, 1988.
  23. 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.
  24. R. Frisch and A. Zamora , "Spelling Assistance for Compound Words", IBM Journal of Research and Development, 32(2), 195-200(1988). [View PDF article]
  25. A. Zamora , Tutorial in Natural Language Processing, Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, George Washington University, Washington D. C., October 21, 1985
  26. 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, 35(2), 104-109(1984).
  27. J. J. Pollock and A. Zamora , "Automatic Spelling Correction in Scientific and Scholarly Text", Communications of the ACM, 27(4), 358-368(1984).
  28. 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).
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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).
  32. 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).
  33. 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).
  34. K. A. Hamill and A. Zamora , "The Use of Titles for Automatic Document Classification", Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 31(6), 396-402(1980).
  35. 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).
  36. 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 15, 152-155(1978).
  37. R. G. Dunn, W. Fisanick, and A. Zamora , "A Chemical Substructure Search System Based on Chemical Abstracts Index Nomenclature", Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, 17(4), 212-219(1977).
  38. 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).
  39. A. Zamora and D. L. Dayton, "The Chemical Abstracts Service Chemical Registry System. V. Structure Input and Editing", Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, 16(4), 219-222(1976). [View PDF article]
  40. 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).
  41. 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), 37-39(1976).
  42. 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]
  43. 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).
  44. J. E. Rush, R. Salvador, and A. Zamora , "Automatic Abstracting and 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), 260-274(1971).
  45. A. Zamora , "System Design Considerations for Automatic Abstracting", Master's Thesis, The Ohio State University, 1969.


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