2017 Program

7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome by Jon Morrey

8:35 a.m. Research and Developer Talks

  1. Using Neural Cells for Line Segmentation, Patrick Schone (FamilySearch) paper presentation
  2. Applying Machine Learning to Chinese Jiapu, Allen Liao
  3. Self-improving Extraction Systems, Tae Woo Kim, David W. Embley, Stephen W. Liddle (Brigham Young University, FamilySearch) presentation
  4. Symbol Stitching for Handwriting Recognition, Seth Stewart
  5. Double Match Triangulator, Louis Kessler (Behold Genealogy) presentation

10:05 a.m. Lightning Talks

  1. CSI: Crowd Sourced Indexing, Banai Feldstein presentation
  2. QromaTag, Tony Knight
  3. Thresholding Method for Form Images, Randall Christensen presentation

10:25 a.m. Special Topics

  1. The Family History Guide, James Tanner presentation
  2. Coverage Rate in Knox County Ohio, Joseph Price (Brigham Young University) presentation
  3. Inferring Parent Genomes Using Sibling Genotype Data, Amy L. Williams (Cornell University) presentation

11:00 a.m. BYU Devotional Break (Elder Cook) / Demos and Networking

12:00 p.m. Lunch and BYU Family History Technology Lab Demos

81:00 p.m. Research Talks*

  1. Geometric Distortion for Handwriting Recognition, Curtis Wigington
  2. Recreating Probablistic History through Genealogy, Robert Ball and Patrick Beck (Weber State University) paper presentation

1:40 p.m. Lightning Talks

  1. "Robokeying" of Born-Paper Obituaries, Patrick Schone and Heath Nielson (FamilySearch) presentation
  2. Behold Future Directions, Louis Kessler (Behold Genealogy) presentation
  3. Case for Decentralized Distributed Trees, Matt Misbach presentation

2:10 p.m. Developer Talks

  1. GEDCOM X: Scope, Usage, and Future, Ryan Heaton (FamilySearch) presentation
  2. Data Management for Large Genealogy Projects, Tammy Hepps (Treelines) presentation

2:55 Concluding Remarks by Bill Barrett

3:00 p.m. End of Program