2004 Program

Keynote

Bridging the Generation Gap--Bringing Ancestors and Descendants Together with Technology, David Ouimette, LDS Church presentation

Session #1 ,

  1. Automating the Extraction of Genealogical Information from the Web, Troy Walker and David W. Embley, Brigham Young University abstract presentation

  2. Looking Ahead to Person Resolution, Mary D. Taffet, Syracuse University abstract presentation

  3. Identity in Census Records, Beau Sharbrough abstract presentation

  4. PAF Insight - Improvements in Record Matching, John Vilburn, Ohana Software abstract presentation

  5. Distance: A Survey, Ronald Tolley abstract presentation

Session #2

  1. Optical Character Recognition Domain Expert Approximation Through Oracle Learning, Joshua Menke, Brigham Young University abstract presentation

  2. Interactive Adaptive Text Localization and Distinction, Samuel Pinson and William Barrett, Brigham Young University abstract presentation

  3. Class Three Neurosemantics in Freeform Data Extraction, David C. Taylor, Neurogy Corporation abstract presentation

  4. British Jurisdictions Prototype, Judy Jones, LDS Church abstract presentation

Session #3

  1. Preserving Digital Images and Data, Rick Laxman and Herb White, LDS Church abstract presentation

  2. Book Scanning - Technologies and Techniques, Michael L. Mansfield, Ancestry.com abstract presentation

  3. Tabular Document Image Registration Using the Fourier-Mellin Transform, Luke Hutchison, Brigham Young University abstract presentation

  4. Use of Contour Compression for Document Image Compression and Progressive Transmission, Christopher Nelson and William Barrett, Brigham Young University abstract presentation

Panel Session

Jake Gehring -- Session Moderator

Dr. William Barrett, Dr. Dallan Quass, Alan Mann, Beau Sharbrough, Curt Witcher

Pre-Dinner Speech

Disruptive Technology and Its Impact on Genealogy Business Models, Paul Allen