2007 Program

Keynote Richard Nixon, Real Problems for Genealogists – Challenges for TechnologistsAudioAudio

Session 1: Collaboration, Production and Data Clustering Technologies

  1. Collaborative Research Assistant, John Finlay, Christopher Stolworthy, and Daniel Parker, Neumont UniversityPaperPresentationAudio

  2. Moving Production In House, Jeri Jump, Family History Department, LDS ChurchPaperPresentationAudio

  3. A Cross Cultural Comparison of Four Generations of American, Brazilian, French, and German Male and Female First Names Categorized According to Gender, Decade of Birth and Geo-Location of Birth, Michael Jenkins, Tristan Roney, James Wuehler, Scott Irwin, Beate Kehl, Jessica Hancock, Leslie Koenen, Deryle Lonsdale, Matthew Spackman, and Bruce Brown, Brigham Young UniversityPresentationAudio

Demo Fast-Forward Session


** Session #2: Record Search and Extraction**

  1. Thresholding of Text Documents Using Recursion of The Otsu Algorithm, Oliver A. Nina and William A. Barrett, Brigham Young UniversityPresentation

  2. A Metric-based, Machine Learning Approach to Genealogical Record Linkage, Steve Ivie, Graham Henry, Haven Gatrell, and Christophe Giraud-Carrier, Brigham Young UniversityPresentation

  3. Progress with Searchable Indexes for Handwritten Documents, Douglas J. Kennard and William A. Barrett, Brigham Young UniversityPaper

Lunch Speaker Gordon Clark, FamilySearchAudio

Session #3: Data Storage

  1. Selecting a Proper Storage Device, Anne Roach, Family History Library, Information CommonsPaper

  2. Digital Data Preservation: The Millennium CD and Graceful Degradation, Barry M. Lunt, Ryan Sydenham, Feng Zhang, and Matthew R. Linford, Brigham Young UniversityPaperPresentation

  3. An Open Source Grid Storage Controller for Genealogy Storage, Mikael Ronström, iClaustron ABPaper

Session #4: Emerging Web-Based Technologies for Viewing and Sharing Genealogical Data

  1. A Highly Interactive Pedigree Viewer, Joe Martel, Jason Butterfield, Grant Skousen, Dan Lawyer, and Judy Rice, Family and Church History DepartmentPaperPresentation

  2. The Rise of a New Software Category: Web-enabled Personal Genealogy Databases, Gary Hoffmann, Darrin Lythgoe, John Finlay, and Matt Garner, UC San Diego, The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding, PHP GedView, and PedigreeSoftPaper

Announcement of Best Presentation & Best Demo Awards