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Determining the position of breaks in a sentence is a key task for a text-to-speech system. A synthesized sentence containing incorrect breaks at best requires increased listening effort, and at worst, may have lower intelligibility and different semantics from a correctly phrased sentence. In addition, the position of breaks must be known before other(More)
Predicting the location of phrase breaks within an utterance is an important task in text-to-speech synthesis, and can be done with reasonable accuracy using part-of-speech (POS) tags as features. However, it seems unlikely that the 40 or more different tags used by most taggers all contribute to this task, and in fact many may contribute noise. In this(More)
We describe the characterization of the temperature and strain responses of fiber Bragg grating sensors by use of an interferometric interrogation technique to provide an absolute measurement of the grating wavelength. The fiber Bragg grating temperature response was found to be nonlinear over the temperature range -70 degrees C to 80 degrees C. The(More)
A systematic determination of electronic coupling matrix elements in U-shaped molecules is demonstrated. The unique architecture of these systems allows for the determination of the electronic coupling through a pendant molecular moiety that resides between the donor and acceptor groups; this moiety quantifies the efficiency of electron tunneling through(More)
The historiographies of Mexico and Brazil have implicitly stated that business networks were crucial for the initial industrialization of these two countries. Recently, differing visions on the importance of business networks have arisen. In the case of Mexico, the literature argues that entrepreneurs relied heavily on an informal institutional structure to(More)
Adkisson, V. W. Plane peanian continua with unique maps on the sphere and in the plane. Read Sept. 9, 1937. Transactions of this Society, vol. 44, no. 1 (July, 1938), pp. 58-67. See MacLane, Saunders. Agnew, R. P. Linear junctionals satisfying prescribed conditions. Read Oct. 30, 1937. Duke Mathematical Journal, vol. 4, no. 1 (March, 1938), pp. 55-77.(More)
  • Ian Read
  • História, ciências, saúde--Manguinhos
  • 2012
Tetanus and other widespread endemic diseases of Brazil's early national period speak to intimate details of common life and give clues to big, vexing questions, such as why Brazil's population expanded dramatically at the turn of the twentieth century. Tetanus was for a long time one of Brazil's deadliest afflictions, especially among infants, but(More)
Time-resolved spectroscopic techniques are used widely by scientists for exploring processes with sub-nanosecond timescales. During the past 20 years, such techniques advanced significantly, creating an ongoing need for ever more sophisticated instrumentation. In some cases, these advances have first been defined theoretically, leaving experimentalists to(More)
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