2009 Program

Keynote Dr. Bertrand Desjardins, Senior Researcher, Université de Montréal

Session #1: Handwritten Records: Reading & Recognition

  1. Interactive Smoothing of Handwritten Text Images Using a Bilateral Filter, Oliver A. Nina and Bryan S. Morse, Brigham Young University paper presentation

  2. Word-Spotting for Automatic Tag Suggestion in the BYU Historic Journals Project, Douglas J. Kennard and Bryan S. Morse, Brigham Young University paper presentation

  3. Deciphering Old German Documents Using the Online German Script Tutorial, Bradley Jay York, Brigham Young University paper presentation

  4. Using a Hidden-Markov Model in Semi-Automatic Indexing of Historical Handwritten Records, Thomas Packer, Oliver A. Nina and Ilya Raykhel, Brigham Young University paper presentation

Session #2: Data Extraction & Organization

  1. The New Immigrant Ancestors Project Software: A Web-Based Approach to Data Extraction and Retrieval, Mark Witmer paper

  2. Domain-Independent Data Extraction: Person Names, Carl Christensen, Deryle Lonsdale, Brigham Young University paper presentation

  3. Name, Date, and Place Recognition in Unstructured Text, David G. Wiggins III, Scott N. Woodfield, Brigham Young University paper presentation

  4. Implementing a Surname-Study Website with Drupal, Degory Valentine, Denise Mortorff, and Christophe Giraud-Carrier, Brigham Young University and KendallAncestry.com, paper presentation

Lunch Speaker The 20-Minute Genealogist: A Context-Preservation Metaphor for Assisted Family History Research, Charles Knutson and Jonathan Krein, Brigham Young University paper

Session #3: Record Digitization & Application Interfaces

  1. Low-Cost, On-Demand Film Digitization and the Online Delivery, Matt Garner, Find My Past paper presentation video

  2. Digitizing Records, Richard Ivie and Evan Ivie, GeneSys paper

  3. Lineage Linked Cousins and Social Networking with the FamilySearch API, Peter Ivie, GeneSys paper presentation

  4. Mobility and Accessibility: The Rosetta Stone Approach to Genealogical Web Design, Anne Roach paper