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* Auditory Physiology Laboratory (The Hugh Knowles Center), Departments of Neurobiology and Physiology and Communciation Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA 2 Center for Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA(More)
Configuration errors (i.e., misconfigurations) are among the dominant causes of system failures. Their importance has inspired many research efforts on detecting, diagnosing, and fixing misconfigurations; such research would benefit greatly from a real-world characteristic study on misconfigurations. Unfortunately, few such studies have been conducted in(More)
Diagnosing software failures in the field is notoriously difficult, in part due to the fundamental complexity of trouble-shooting any complex software system, but further exacerbated by the paucity of information that is typically available in the production setting. Indeed, for reasons of both overhead and privacy, it is common that only the run-time log(More)
To facilitate marker assisted selection, there is an urgent need to construct a saturated genetic map of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Four types of markers including SSR, SRAP, morphological marker, and intron targeted intron–exon splice junction (IT-ISJ) marker were used to construct a linkage map with 270 F2:7 recombinant inbred lines derived(More)
Similar to software bugs, configuration errors are also one of the major causes of today's system failures. Many configuration issues manifest themselves in ways similar to software bugs such as crashes, hangs, silent failures. It leaves users clueless and forced to report to developers for technical support, wasting not only users' but also developers'(More)
We describe the development of our speech recognition system for the NIST Spring 2005 Meeting Rich Transcription (RT-05S) evaluation, highlighting improvements made since last year [1]. The system is based on the SRIICSI-UW RT-04F conversational telephone speech (CTS) recognition system, with meeting-adapted models and various audio preprocessing steps.(More)
We summarize recent progress in automatic speech-to-text transcription at SRI, ICSI, and the University of Washington. The work encompasses all components of speech modeling found in a state-of-the-art recognition system, from acoustic features, to acoustic modeling and adaptation, to language modeling. In the front end, we experimented with nonstandard(More)
Prestin, a membrane protein that is highly and almost exclusively expressed in the outer hair cells (OHCs) of the cochlea, is a motor protein which senses membrane potential and drives rapid length changes in OHCs. Surprisingly, prestin is a member of a gene family, solute carrier (SLC) family 26, that encodes anion transporters and related proteins. Of(More)