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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)
Reduction of porcine parvovirus, bovine enterovirus and faecal enterococci were measured in biogas reactors continuously run on manure and manure supplemented with household waste at 35 degrees C and 55 degrees C and in batch test run at 70 degrees C. The aim of the experiments was to study the sanitation effect of anaerobic digestion and to evaluate 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)
Giant cell granuloma is a benign lesion that generally involves the mandible and maxilla. It may be locally aggressive and result in extensive tissue destruction in advanced cases. A retrospective analysis of giant cell granuloma during the interval 1970 to 1990 revealed 18 cases of advanced disease, as defined by bone destruction and a greatest dimension(More)
This study was designed to analyze the effect of class II malocclusion as a factor in the development of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Although mandibular retrusion has been reported coincidentally with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome many times, no causal relationship has been established. No previous study has analyzed the occurrence of obstructive(More)