Researching with MyHeritage SuperSearch

Researching with MyHeritage SuperSearch


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by Daniel Horowitz, Tal Erlichman

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Researching with MyHeritage SuperSearch


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MyHeritage has developed a state-of-the-art tool to help people find relatives, evidence and sources over the internet, taking advantage of the known and missing information in the family tree, the power of collaboration between members, the consensus of the crowd sourcing and 9+ billion records, to provide the most extensive genealogy searches available on the Internet. Hi-tech algorithms were created to cover spelling and phonetic variations, understand nicknames, handle synonyms and deal with ethnic variations. 

 
 

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Presenter: Daniel Horowitz

Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

Daniel Horowitz

Presenter: Tal Erlichman

Tal is responsible for SuperSearch - MyHeritage's search engine for historical records. He leads a talented team of developers, QA engineers and content project managers in charge of improving the research tools and bringing valuable content to our users - from developing features that simplify the search experience and relevance of search results to building a robust pipeline of new historical collections from all around the world. In addition, he recently began leading the company's SEO efforts. Tal comes from a computer science background specialising in mobile security for BYOD solutions and was part of the LetMobile team acquired by Ivanti in 2012.

Tal Erlichman