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The importance of speech prosody for conveying emotional information has been extensively underlined in the literature. Major elements such as pitch, tempo and stress are presented as the main acoustic correlates of emotion in human speech. Nevertheless, as several authors have shown, voice quality is also a relevant feature in emotion recognition. In this(More)
We introduce a speech processing system that uses a low-cost PC board to be plugged into an 8 bit ISA bus expansion slot. The board is based on the AT&T's DSP32C signal processor. The advantage of this configuration is that we can execute many different applications by downloading them from the PC, all running on the same hardware. The software applications(More)
The gravitational-wave (GW) sky may include nearby pointlike sources as well as stochastic backgrounds. We perform two directional searches for persistent GWs using data from the LIGO S5 science run: one optimized for pointlike sources and one for arbitrary extended sources. Finding no evidence to support the detection of GWs, we present 90% confidence(More)
We summarize the sensitivity achieved by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors for low-mass compact binary coalescence (CBC) searches during LIGO's sixth science run and Virgo's second and third science runs. We present strain noise power spectral densities (PSDs) which are representative of the typical performance achieved by the detectors in(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. We present results from a search for gravitational-wave bursts in the data(More)
In the years between 2000 and 2002 several pre-series and series modules of the ATLAS EM barrel and end-cap calorimeter were exposed to electron, photon and pion beams. The performance of the calorimeter with respect to its finely segmented first sampling has been studied. The polar angle resolution has been found to be in the range 50 − 60 (mrad)/ E (GeV).(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. ABSTRACT Soft gamma repeaters (SGRs) and anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs) are(More)