2011 Program

Keynote Curt Witcher, Historical Genealogy Department, Allen County Public Library

**Session #1: Record Linkage **

  1. Development of an Evaluation Paradigm for “RecordMatch” and its Application to GenMergeDB Clustering Results, Patrick Schone, FamilySearchPaperPresentationPaper

  2. _Record Linkage and Tagging for the BYU Historic Journals Project _, Douglas J. Kennard and William A. Barrett, Brigham Young UniversityPaperPresentation

  3. Genealogical Record Linkage: Features for Automated Person Matching, D. Randall Wilson, FamilySearchPaperPresentation

Session #2: Human Interface to Genealogical Data

  1. The Folk Date Pattern, Justin Seliger, BYU Computer Science, Degory Valentine, Print Fulfillment Services, Louisville, KYPaperPresentation

  2. Using Microsoft Pivot to Display Genealogical Data, Cameron Engh and Jake Gehring, FamilySearchPaper

  3. Go Forward and not Backward: Dramatically Accelerating the Rate of Innovation in Family History Technology ‐‐ Lessons Learned from Genomics and the Space Race, Luke Hutchison, MITPaper

Lunch Speaker Family History Technology: Where have we been and where are we going? William A. Barrett, Brigham Young UniversityPresentation

Session #3: Document Digitization and Processing

  1. High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) for Preservation of Historical Documents, Oliver A. Nina and Roger Pack, FamilySearchPaperPresentation

  2. Contrast Enhancement using Locally Adaptive Binarization Techniques, Michiel Anderson, Oliver Nina, and Michael Wynn, FamilySearchPaperPresentation

  3. Measuring Image Quality, Heath Nielson, FamilySearchPaperPresentation

  4. Using GPUs for Image Processing, Ben Baker, FamilySearchPaperPresentation

Session #4: Modern Apps and Interfaces

  1. Capstone: Gather Valuable Information Found on Headstones as an Automated Process, Cameron Christiansen, William A. Barrett, Brigham Young UniversityPaperPresentation

  2. Relative Finder Facebook Application: Generating Genuine Interest in Genealogy, C. Michael Nelson, Thomas W. Sederberg, Brigham Young UniversityPaperPresentation

  3. The Gamification of Genealogy: Potential Impact on Participation in Family History, Paul Allen, FamilyLink and FuniumPaperPresentation