Assignment of the water vapor absorption spectrum in the 9250-13000 cm-1 spectral region recorded by Merienne with co-workers [J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 82, 99-117 (2003)] is presented, which is based on the ab initio calculation and application of the expert system for automatic assignment of rovibrational spectra. In addition to the existing data, 1938 lines were assigned. Careful analysis of lines left unassigned has shown that some of them may be artifacts accompanying recording of a strong line. Comparison of the results obtained with the HITRAN-2000 data and recent publications is performed.