Learn More
Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition systems show a signicant decrease in performance if a users pronunciation diers largely from those observed during system training. This can be considered as the main reason why most commercially available systems recommend | if not enforce | the individual end user to read an enrollment script for the speaker(More)
An association between the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and various pain diagnoses, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and peripheral neuropathy, has been reported. In this article, we review the literature on the relationship between HCV and pain, highlighting current knowledge as well as methodological issues that exist in many studies. We also present(More)
BACKGROUND A challenge in intensive obesity treatment is making care scalable. Little is known about whether the outcome of physician-directed weight loss treatment can be improved by adding mobile technology. METHODS We conducted a 2-arm, 12-month study (October 1, 2007, through September 31, 2010). Seventy adults (body mass index >25 and ≤40 [calculated(More)
Numerous investigations have been conducted on the impact of short-term fasting on cognition in healthy individuals. Some studies have suggested that fasting is associated with executive function deficits; however, findings have been inconsistent. The lack of consensus regarding the impact of short-term fasting in healthy controls has impeded investigation(More)
Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI), a disorder that curtails repetitive movements such as typing and poses a potentially career-ending problem for people who write for a living, motivated our development of the StoryWriter editor. This editor accepts speech and keyboard input for text creation and six types of input for application control functions (speech,(More)
In this paper, we review the design of a common phone alphabet for up to fifteen languages and describe its application in two important components of a seamless multilingual conversational system, namely speech recognition and synthesis. We report on experiments that demonstrate the advantages of multilingual acoustic models both for the recognition of(More)
This paper describes the current status of the IBM Train-able Speech Synthesis System. The system is a state-of-the-art, trainable, unit-selection based concatenative speech synthesiser. The system uses hidden Markov models (HMMs) to provide a phonetic transcription and HMM state alignment of a database of single-speaker continuous-speech training data. The(More)
Overweight/obesity and pain are significant problems of increasing prevalence; understanding the relationship between the two is the focus of a growing body of research. Findings from this review support a likely relationship between increasing weight and pain conditions such as osteoarthritis and low back pain. Longitudinal studies suggest(More)