2013 Program

Session #1: Extraction and Markup of Genealogical Data

  1. HTML5 Microdata Markup for Genealogy Sites, Robert Gardner and Dave Barney, Google paper

  2. Extracting and Organizing Facts of Interest from OCRed Historical Documents, Joseph S. Park and David W. Embley, Brigham Young University paper

  3. Glyph Matching for Text Extraction on Headstones, Glen Chidester, Brigham Young University

Session #2: Improving the User Experience

  1. Motivational Interfaces, or, Everything I Need to Know about Family Trees I Learned from Angry Birds, Charles D. Knutson, Brigham Young University paper

  2. Using Smartphones to Preserve Genealogical Information, Peter Ivie, Richard Ivie, Ray Ivie, and Evan L. Ivie, GeneSys Foundation paper

  3. Solving Cycling Pedigrees or “Loops” by Analyzing Birth Ranges and Parent-Child Relationships, Alan B. Cannaday II, FamilySearch paper

  4. Using Visualization and Search to Locate Genealogy Holes, Daniel Zappala, Brigham Young University paper

Demo and Poster Session

  1. Alternative Approaches for Storage of Pedigree Data, Dale Lowry, FamilySearch

  2. Beyond the Relationship Calculator: Using a Weighted Relationship Distance Metric to Prioritize, Categorize and Visualize Relatives, Ben Baker, FamilySearch paper

  3. Finding Related Records Across Disparate Collections Using the Nearest Neighbor Approach, Daniel Roper

  4. Genealogy Through Geography, Peter and Evan Ivie, GeneSys Foundation

  5. Beyond GEDCOM: Modeling Genealogical Source Record Data, D. Randall Wilson, FamilySearch paper poster

  6. Using Visualization and Search to Locate Genealogy Holes, Daniel Zappala, Brigham Young University leaf

  7. Green ICR:Semi-Automated Census Record Indexing with Emphasis on Human Computer Interaction, Robert Clawson, Brigham Young University paper

  8. Many Author-Handwriting Recognition Using a Warping-Based Approach, Douglas J. Kennard, William A. Barrett, and Thomas W. Sederberg, Brigham Young University paper

  9. Better Historical Document Indexing Using Waypointing and ROI Data, Kevin Bauer, Brigham Young University, paper

  10. Glyph Matching for Text Extraction on Headstones, Glen Chidester, Brigham Young University

  11. Virtual Pedigree, Ryan Cheatham, Brigham Young University

Session #3: Handwriting Recognition

  1. Evaluation of Handwriting Recognition Systems for Application to Historical Records, Patrick Schone, Heath Nelson, Mark Ward, FamilySearch paper

  2. Many Author-Handwriting Recognition Using a Warping-Based Approach, Douglas J. Kennard, William A. Barrett, and Thomas W. Sederberg, Brigham Young University paper

  3. Populating Ontologies with Data from Lists in OCRed Family History Books, Thomas L. Packer and David W. Embley, Brigham Young University paper

Session #4: Historical Documents and Indexing

  1. Binarization Algorithms for Historical Text Documents: A Survey and implementations, Oliver Nina and Matthew Stofflet, University of Central Florida paper

  2. OntoSoar: Using Language to Find Genealogy Facts, Peter Lindes, Deryle Lonsdale, David Embley, Brigham Young University paper

  3. Green ICR:Semi-Automated Census Record Indexing with Emphasis on Human Computer Interaction, Robert Clawson and William Barrett, Brigham Young University paper

  4. Better Historical Document Indexing Using Waypointing and ROI Data, Kevin Bauer, Brigham Young University paper

Keynote Ancestry.com and Big Data: Solving Family History Problems for Users, Bill Yetman, Ancestry.com