2020 Program

Events take place in the Assembly Hall of the Hinckley Center

9:00 a.m. Welcome by Mark Clement

9:05 a.m. Keynote

What comes after handwriting recognition?, Jon Morrey (Familysearch)Presentation

10:00 a.m. Lightning Talks (3 minutes each)

  1. Not-for-Profit Genealogy Hub, Dallin QuassPresentation

  2. File formats for genealogical tree data, Gordon ClarkePresentation

  3. What is Missing in Family History: Dynamic Relational Databases, Chris DevenportPresentation

  4. Splycer, Ben BusathPresentation

  5. Reverse indexing, Joseph Steed

  6. Mobile indexing, Joe PricePresentation

  7. Transkribus, Grace EvansPresentation

  8. Hereafter, James Vlahos

  9. Customized hints, Jacob Van LeeuwenPresentation

  10. Hints cleaner, Tom BryanPresentation

  11. Museum + connection experiences, Matt MisbachPresentation

  12. Memri, Arthur Judd

  13. Alexa for Family History, Carl Tucker

10:50 a.m. Break

11:20 a.m. Developer Talks/Research Talks (10 Minutes Each)

  1. Reconstructing Defunct Communities Through Technology, Tammy Hepps

  2. Goldie May, Richard MillerPresentation

  3. New developments in The Family History Guide, James TannerPaper

  4. Family History Metadata Working Group (FHMWG), Gordon ClarkPresentation

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Developer Talks / Research Talks (15 minutes each)

  1. Object Detection for Historical Documents Analysis, Yen-Yun Yu

  2. Improving accuracy of language modeling across different lines of text, Seth StewartPresentation

  3. Transfer learning for handwritten document processing, Eric BurdettPresentation

  4. Economical Bimodal Classification of a Massive Heterogeneous Document Collection, Pat SchonePresentation

  5. Domain Adaptation, Oliver NinPresentation

2:15 p.m. Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m. Developer Talks / Research Talks

  1. Faces, Places, and Kin: Applying Computer Vision to Family History, Douglas Kennard, 15 MinutesPresentation

  2. Linking Families with Enriched Ontologies, Dave Embley, 15 minutesPresentationPaper

  3. Combining Family History and Machine Learning to Link Historical records, Joe Price, 15 minutesPresentation

  4. Using DNA from many samples to distinguish pedigree relationships of close relatives, Amy Williams, 25 minutePresentation

3:40-3:50 p.m. Concluding Remarks by Joe PricePresentation