Jeffrey Sukharev, is a Data Scientist at Ancestry.com, working on Search Platform and other data-driven projects since July 2013. Prior to Ancestry.com and graduate school, he was a software engineer for more than a decade working on software development tools at Rational Software, IBM and on Content Management Server at Interwoven Inc. Sukharev is currently a PhD Candidate in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. He holds a M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Jeffrey’s interests include data visualization and machine learning.
Ancestry.com Publishes Technical Report on data-driven technique for finding alternative name spellings. In this article we discuss the problem of finding alternative name spelling, an important component of name matching (part of the record linkage field). We started this project primarily because of real issues that we encountered while working on name matching for… Read more