National Library of Medicine
Communications Engineering Branch/MSC 3824
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Loc Tran is a Senior Software Systems Analyst for the Management Systems Designers Inc. His interests concentrate in the areas of development and integration under Windows environment using Visual C++ and Object Oriented methodology with Client/Server, Relational Database and Networking. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University.
Mr. Tran is experienced in various areas: Client/Server programming analyst with Visual C++, Visual Basic, OOD, GUI and Web Page designs, Oracle Server, MS-SQL Server and Networking in Windows NT environment. He also has an "Oracle 8i DBA & Developer" Certificate from Oracle Corp.
Mr. Tran has been with the National Library of Medicine since July 1999. He is a programmer analyst for MARS II and WebMARS Systems.
WAIS: The WebMARS Assisted Indexing System is to assist the indexers search for terms in an article that corresponds to biomedical terms in a predefined list. WAIS will automatically search through the text and highlight these terms for the indexers to simply confirm and select, thereby reducing manual effort. WAIS will be integrated with PDRS (Publisher Data Review System.)
MARSII: The CEB has developed an automated system to produce bibliographic records for its MEDLINE® database from hard-copy medical journals. This system, named Medical Article Record System (MARS), employs document image analysis and understanding techniques and optical character recognition (OCR). The system is composed of eleven modules. I am responsible for developing and maintaining two tool applications called Label Browser and Admin. The Label Browser module helps developers to analyze the data extracted from the document images. Admin module is to help system administrators to analyze the errors and control workflow of the system.