Ancestry “Lunch & Learn”: Handwriting Recognition - The Future of Indexing
Date/Time of Presentation: Wednesday March 29 at 12noon ET / 9am PT
Presentation format: lecture style followed by question/answer period
Presentation length: 45min = 20min. presentation followed by 25min questions.
Find out more about the latest development in Ancestry’s handwriting recognition (HWR) technology, why other solutions fell short and the unique features that will change the future of indexing. Ancestry will present a case study around the indexing of the 1950 US Census and share details about the process that ultimately resulted in publishing the HWR index on its platform. What does this mean for future indexing projects and where do we hope this will lead. . . 1931 Canadian Census???? Please join us on this exciting journey
Presenters and brief bios:
Kaysie Ziebarth – Project Manager, Content Production. Has worked with Ancestry for 12 years, most recently managing the content pipeline which includes digitizing, indexing, and publishing genealogical records to Ancestry.com. Particularly focuses on projects using Data Science technology (like HWR) such as the 1950 US Federal Census and French Census collections. Kaysie enjoys family history and learning about her ancestors and loves the work that is being done to provide these meaningful connections more efficiently. She also enjoys sewing—especially Halloween costumes—and travelling with her family. One of her most memorable experiences was skydiving in Hawaii.
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