2010 Program

Keynote Jay L. Verkler, President and CEO, FamilySearch bio

Session #1: Record Linkage

  1. Refocusing Family History Software and Capturing Research Intent, Chris Chapman paper

  2. Using a Family Perspective Over Household to Improve Record Linkage Success with Census Data Collections, David S. Barss, FamilySearch paper presentation

  3. Reconstituting the Population of a Small European Town Using Probabilistic Record Linking: A Case Study, Sue Dintelman and Tim Maness, Pleiades Software Development paper

Session #2: Data Extraction

  1. Extracting Names Using Layout Clues: An Initial Report, Aaron P. Stewart and David W. Embley, Brigham Young University paper

  2. Extracting Person Names from Diverse and Noisy OCR Text, Thomas Packer, Joshua Lutes, Aaron P. Stewart, and David W. Embley, Eric Ringger, Kevin Seppi, and Lee Jensen, Brigham Young University and Ancestry.com paper

  3. Automatic Extraction from and Reasoning About Genealogical Records: A Prototype, Charla J. Woodbury, David W. Embley, and Stephen W. Liddle, Brigham Young University paper presentation

Lunch Speaker A Report Card for the Genealogy Software Industry (We’re getting a D+), Dan Lawyer, Joe Martel, Grant Skousen, and Ron Tanner, FamilySearch paper

Session #3: Geospatial Visualization of Family History

  1. Family History Archives: Research on New Media, Barry Lunt and Matthew R. Linford, Brigham Young University paper presentation

  2. Know Your Ancestors Better: Demographic Visualization for Large Genealogical Sets, Tae Woo Kim and Geoffrey M. Draper, Brigham Young University Hawaii paper

  3. Geospatial Genealogy: Visualizing and Exploring Ancestral Place, Stephen L. Egbert, University of Kansas and Karen G.R. Roekard, Independent Scholar, Berkeley, CA paper

  4. Genealogical Forests and Family Trees, Peter A. Ivie and Evan L. Ivie, GeneSys Foundation