Jorge Proença

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Using a resource-dependence perspective, we analyze the association between organizational and environmental characteristics and the likelihood that non-profit hospitals will enter into one of two forms of interorganizational relationship (IOR): hospital alliance membership or contract management (n = 1,661). The former is representative of high autonomy(More)
The Pulse Transit Time (PTT) is generally assumed to be a good surrogate measure to comfortably track blood pressure (BP) and blood pressure changes. This paper investigates PTT variations for healthy young subjects during a sequence of short-term physical exercises. PTT was measured by two different methodologies having different measurement accuracies as(More)
This document briefly describes the system submitted by the Speech Processing Lab of Instituto de Telecomunicações, pole of Coimbra (SPL-IT) to the Query by Example Search on Speech Task (QUESST) of MediaEval 2014. Our approach is based on merging results of a phoneme recognition system using three different languages. A version of Dynamic Time Warping(More)
This study presents an approach to the task of automatically classifying and detecting speaking styles. The detection of speaking styles is useful for the segmentation of multimedia data into consistent parts and has important applications, such as identifying speech segments to train acoustic models for speech recognition. In this work the database(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, questions have been raised regarding the effectiveness of helicopters in trauma care. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the effect of on-scene helicopter transport on survival after trauma in a statewide trauma system. METHODS Data were obtained from a statewide trauma registry of 162,730 patients treated at 28 accredited(More)
In this paper, we describe the “Query by Example Search on Speech Task” (QUESST), held as part of the MediaEval 2015 evaluation campaign. As in previous years, the proposed task requires performing language-independent audio search in a low resource scenario. This year, the task has been designed to get as close as possible to a practical use case scenario,(More)
This paper presents a distributed intrusion detection system (DIDS) for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) industrial control systems, which was developed for the CockpitCI project. Its architecture was designed to address the specific characteristics and requirements for SCADA cybersecurity that cannot be adequately fulfilled by techniques(More)
This study was undertaken to analyse epidemiological and methodological differences in referral pattern, examination techniques and distribution of diagnoses among different European EMG laboratories. Seven European EMG laboratories filled in questionnaires and sampled 700 cases retrospectively. The use of needle or surface electrodes for nerve studies and(More)
With this paper we present a European Portuguese database of hesitations in speech. Under the name of HESITA, this database contains annotations of hesitation events, such as filled pauses, vocalic extensions, truncated words, repetitions and substitutions. The hesitations were found over 30 daily news programs collected from podcasts of a Portuguese(More)