2008 Program

Keynote Josh Coates, Back up Technology

Session #1: Human Interface

  1. Interactive Fan Charts: A Space-saving Technique for Genealogical Graph Exploration, Geoffrey Draper and Richard F. Riesenfeld, University of UtahPaperAudio

  2. Geospatial Family History Research: Designing a Research Tool, Michael Moore, Chris Hallstrom, Chris Hess, Craig Fryer, Derek Caswell, Michael Benner, Jared Butterfield, and Richard Helps, Brigham Young UniversityPaperAudio

  3. 10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do, Mark TuckerPaperPresentationAudio

  4. Contextual Note-Taking for Family History, Mitchell Harris and Dan R. Olsen Jr., Brigham Young UniversityPaperAudio

Session #2: FamilySearch Projects

  1. Lessons from FamilySearch Labs, Grant Skousen and Dan Lawyer, Family and Church History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsPaperPresentation

  2. Open Edit and Source Centric User Experience Model for Family History Collaborative Genealogy Sites, Ron Tanner, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsPaperPresentation

  3. Keeping it Spinning: A Background Check of Virtual Storage, Anne RoachPaperPresentation

Lunch Speaker Paul Allen, FamilyLink.comAudio

Session #3: Automated Record Extraction & Linkage

  1. Pattern Markup Language: A Pattern-Based Tool for Quickly Automating Genealogy Data Extraction, Jonathan Baker, Hilton Campbell, Jordan Crabtree, David W. Embley, Brigham Young UniversityPaperPresentationAudio

  2. Genealogical Record Linkage on International Data, Randy Wilson, FamilySearchPaperPresentationAudio

  3. Can a Layered Approach to Historical Family Reconstitution Make a Difference in the Final Results?, David Barss and Jennifer Kerns, Family History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsPaperAudio

  4. Utilizing Stacking for Feature Reduction in Graph-Based Record Linkage Stephen Ivie, Yao Huang, and Christophe Giraud-Carrier, Brigham Young UniversityPaperAudio