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OBJECTIVE To describe subtle nasal deformities and microform cleft lips in parents whose children have complete cleft lip deformities. DESIGN Clinical analyses of three parents whose children had complete cleft lips. Subtle nasal deformities and microform cleft lips were identified. SETTING An institutional general hospital: Manuel Gea González Cleft… (More)
The automatic orchestration problem is that of assigning instruments or sounds to the notes of an unorches-trated score. This is related to, but distinct from, problems of automatic expressive interpretation. A simple algorithm is described that successfully orchestrates scores based on analysis of one musical structure – the " Z-chain. " One way for an… (More)
—We address the problem of autonomously generating original music in a dual system, comprising a generative and analytic module—a " listener. " The analytic system implements a novel detailed theory of music, involving the recursive application of the concepts of shape, pattern, and motion.
Automatic arrangement is the problem of transforming an input score into a full orchestration, e.g. realized with samples. A subproblem, on which arrangement depends, is to establish the dynamic levels of individual parts, their articulations, and how parts are to align. A new kind of structural analysis is described: the interpretation of music means the… (More)
Facial osteotomies performed in young children are frequently associated with growth deficiencies, especially at the middle third of the face. This problem may be more severe when the initial deformity is associated with alveolar and palatal clefts. Orbital hypertelorism is a major congenital malformation requiring early correction. The resection of the… (More)
Although patients with heart disease have successfully completed marathon runs, the immediate cardiac effects of similar and greater distance endurance exercise competition are unknown. Two such cases are presented, demonstrating that vigorous exercise and extreme levels of fitness are not precluded in the cardiac patient.
An 11-year-old girl contracted pneumonia with consolidation of the left lower lobe, infiltrates in the lingula and left upper lobe, and a large left pleural effusion, accompanied by a Mycoplasma complement-fixation titer increasing to 1:16,384. Serial chest radiographs demonstrated resolution of the pneumonia and effusion, followed by development of a… (More)
Musical meta-creation is an artistic and technical field in which the results (i.e. music) often cannot be empirically tested. The processes by which music is generated, however, afford a rational level of discourse. This paper suggests ways in which we might orient our discussion and our system-building in order to explore musical possibility and use… (More)