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The first expected symptoms of a climate change-generated biodiversity crisis are range contractions and extinctions at lower elevational and latitudinal limits to species distributions. However, whilst range expansions at high elevations and latitudes have been widely documented, there has been surprisingly little evidence for contractions at warm margins.(More)
This work studies the use of deep neural networks (DNNs) to address automatic language identification (LID). Motivated by their recent success in acoustic modelling, we adapt DNNs to the problem of identifying the language of a given spoken utterance from short-term acoustic features. The proposed approach is compared to state-of-the-art i-vector based(More)
BACKGROUND We report the outcome of debridement and prosthesis retention plus long-term levofloxacin/rifampicin treatment of prosthetic joint infections. METHODS Staphylococcal prosthesis joint infections were defined by positive culture of joint aspirate, intraoperative debridement specimens, or sinus tract discharge in the presence of clinical criteria.(More)
In this work, we present a comprehensive study on the use of deep neural networks (DNNs) for automatic language identification (LID). Motivated by the recent success of using DNNs in acoustic modeling for speech recognition, we adapt DNNs to the problem of identifying the language in a given utterance from its short-term acoustic features. We propose two(More)
BACKGROUND The role of wildlife as a brucellosis reservoir for humans and domestic livestock remains to be properly established. The aim of this work was to determine the aetiology, apparent prevalence, spatial distribution and risk factors for brucellosis transmission in several Iberian wild ungulates. METHODS A multi-species indirect immunosorbent assay(More)
Local consistency enforcing is at the core of CSP (Constraint Satisfaction Problem) solving. Although arc consistency is still the most widely used level of local consistency, researchers are going on investigating more powerful levels, such as path consistency, k-consistency, (i,j)-consistency. Recently, more attention has been turned to inverse local(More)
Exact and inexact methods can be used for solving Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSP), i.e. for finding a variable assignment which violates none of the constraints or minimizes the number of violated constraints. Based on a Backtrack tree search, exact methods are able to produce an optimal assignment, when no time limit is imposed. Based on local(More)
An analytical and experimental study is conducted to investigate the effect of isolator locations on the effectiveness of vibration isolation systems. The study uses isolators with fixed properties and evaluates potential improvements to the isolation system that can be achieved by optimizing isolator locations. Because the available locations for the(More)
Exascale will present many challenges to the HPC community, but the primary problem will likely be power consumption. Current petascale systems already use a significant fraction of the power that an exascale system will be allotted. In this paper, we show measurements for real I/O power use in three large systems. We show that I/O power use is(More)