Beverley Charles Rowe is talking at the Society of Genealogists’ Centennial Conference 7 May 2011
Speakers at the Society of Genealogists’ Conference
Breaking the Barriers – Innovative Genealogy in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Royal Overseas League , London . 7 May 2011
Beverley Rowe will be talking on - Beyond Soundex
Session 5A, 16.30-17.30
Name matching systems, such as Soundex, have been seen as a tool for social and local historians but lacking the accuracy needed for family research. But as available datasets get larger and larger, search automation seems more attractive.
This paper compares many different methods of name matching and suggests how a family historian might proceed.
Beverley worked in social research but then (in 1962) switched to computing. Until 1985 I was mainly with educational / research organisations (e.g. London University, North London Polytechnic, International Statistical Institute). He was primarily concerned with software for social surveys and with computer centre management.
After that he was an independent consultant and worked for a very wide range of clients on many types of application.
Beverley was a vice-president of the British Computer Society and founded the Association for Survey Computing.
HIs main computer work now is connected with a prosopographic study of a small area of Camden, London.
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