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This paper reports results obtained in benchmark tests conducted within the ARPA Spoken Language program in November and December of 1993. In addition to ARPA contractors, participants included a number of %olunteers", including foreign participants from Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The body of the paper is limited to an outline of the(More)
This paper describes the 1998 TREC-7 Spoken Document Retrieval (SDR) Track which implemented an evaluation of retrieval of broadcast news excerpts using a combination of automatic speech recognition and information retrieval technologies. The motivations behind the SDR Track and background regarding its development and implementation are discussed. The SDR(More)
Three studies were conducted using Clostridium perfringens as an intestinal challenge to produce necrotic enteritis (NE). The studies consisted of two battery screening studies and one production study in floor pens, which were used to test the effect of the addition of Bacillus licheniformis (DSM 17236) spores at different doses and feeding periods in(More)
Until 1994, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were isolated from less than 60 patients annually in Denmark. We describe an outbreak of MRSA involving eight patients within a timespan of six weeks. Bacteriophage-typing and DNA typing using pulsed field gel electrophoresis revealed that three different strains of MRSA were involved in the(More)
To assess the effects of chronic exposure to low levels of nitrous oxide on neural function of man, the authors evaluated the neurologic condition, motor and sensory nerve conduction, and computerized tests of sensation of approximately half of the dentists in Rochester, Minnesota. Results of scored tests of neural function were not significantly different(More)