João Nogueira

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This article presents the endoscopic anatomy of the retrotympanum and its relationship to other important anatomic landmarks in the middle ear to provide understanding of its importance and relevance during surgeries. A well-detailed tour of the retrotympanum, its associated structures, variability of anatomic structures, and surgical relevance is presented.
OBJECT The authors describe the utility of and outcomes after endoscopic transnasal craniotomy and skull reconstruction in the management of skull base pathologies. METHODS The authors conducted a observational study of patients undergoing totally endoscopic, transnasal, transdural surgery. The patients included in the study underwent treatment over a(More)
—As the interest on Network Virtualization continues to grow, so does the awareness of the many technical obstacles to transpose before the envisioned virtualized network environment may become a reality. A significant obstacle lies on the efficient assignment of virtual resources into physical ones. Performing the so-called mapping of a virtual network(More)
—The ever-increasing requirements for performance, flexibility, and robustness are imposing a severe strain on the Internet's stagnated architecture. Network virtualization arises as a potential solution for improving the current situation by letting multiple networks with different requirements, architectures and protocols to coexist and share the same(More)
Network virtualization arises as a potential solution for addressing the current IP limitations through a non-disruptive route, by letting multiple networks, running different protocols, to coexist and share the same infrastructure in an independent way. The purpose of this paper is to make this coexistence of networks a reality through the real support of(More)
Multimedia IP Television services, such as on-demand Catch-up TV, are in an active migration process towards Over-The-Top (OTT) delivery using state-of-the-art Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Maintaining the same Quality-of-Experience (QoE) of managed IPTV networks is challenging and requires a thorough understanding of users’ behaviors and content demand(More)
In this paper, a rule-based automatic syllabifier for Danish is described using the Maximal Onset Principle. Prior success rates of rule-based methods applied to Portuguese and Catalan syllabification modules were on the basis of this work. The system was implemented and tested using a very small set of rules. The results gave rise to 96.9% and 98.7% of(More)
Stress and syllabification are essential attributes for several components in text-to speech (TTS) systems. They are responsible for improving grapheme-to-phoneme conversion rules and for enhancing the synthetic intelligibility, since stress and syllable are key units in prosody prediction. This paper presents three linguistically rule-based automatic(More)