Ibuki Nakamura

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Hypoxic tumors have been identified as appropriate indicators of tumor malignancy. However, no convenient plasma marker for hypoxic tumors has been described. Therefore, to identify a novel, convenient plasma marker for hypoxic tumors, we used microarray analysis to compare gene expression profiles of normoxic and hypoxic tumor tissues of mice bearing(More)
We have used outer cell potential measurement to record agonist-dependent cellular responses in cells engineered to express ligand-gated ion channels and grown on a microelectrode surface. Application of glutamate, a natural agonist, induced a complex and robust potentiometric response in cells expressing homomeric GluR-D glutamate receptor, but not in(More)
We focus on the feature transform approach as one methodology for biometric template protection, where the template consists of the features extracted from the biometric trait. This paper considers some properties of the unitary transform-based template protection in particular. It is known that the Euclidean distance between the templates protected by a(More)
This paper introduces the first online and free framework for teaching and learning Japanese prosody including word accent and phrase intonation. This framework is called OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary) [1] and it provides three functions. 1) Visual, auditory, systematic, and comprehensive illustration of patterns of accent change (accent sandhi)(More)
Through tight collaboration with teachers of Japanese, an online accent dictionary and a reading tutor are developed to support teaching and learning of Japanese prosody. In this development, techniques of natural language processing and spoken language processing are effectively applied. What makes teaching and learning of Japanese accent difficult is the(More)
SUMMARY This paper develops an online and freely available framework to aid teaching and learning the prosodic control of Tokyo Japanese: how to generate its adequate word accent and phrase intonation. This framework is called OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary) [1] and it provides three features. 1) Visual, auditory, systematic, and comprehensive(More)
We developed the very first online and free framework for teaching and learning Japanese prosody including word accent and phrase intonation. This framework is called OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary) [1], which provides three functions. Subjective assessment by teachers shows very high peda-gogical effectiveness of the framework. 1. The three(More)
We have developed the very first free online and free framework for teaching and learning Japanese prosody with features for word accent and phrase intonation. This framework is called OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary) [1], which provides three functions. 1) Visual, auditory, systematic, and comprehensive illustration of patterns of accent change(More)