Kenichi Nakamura

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This paper describes a method for determining the vocal tract spectrum from articulatory movements using an hidden Markov models (HMMs). In the proposed system, articulatory parameters are generated from a TTS system and converted to acoustic features to be synthesized. Comparing with conventional GMM-based systems, the proposed system has two additional(More)
Information sharing services have been provided via common servers, which not only relay messages but also sometimes moderate them. A peer can become a moderator and control the distribution of messages belonging to his private message group. However, the physical transfer of a message is usually out of the peer's control. Originator-signed signatures(More)
This paper proposes a spectral conversion technique based on a new statistical model which includes time-sequence matching. In conventional GMM-based approaches, the Dynamic Programming (DP) matching between source and target feature sequences is performed prior to the training of GMMs. Although a similarity measure of two frames, e.g., the Euclid distance(More)
BACKGROUND Various methods of reconstruction after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) have been developed and published, whereas only a limited number of reports are available on the utility of the delta-shaped anastomosis (Delta). This study compared Delta and Roux-en-Y anastomoses (RY), with the aim to clarify the utility of Delta. METHODS Stage 1(More)
  • Kazuto Harada, Yoshifumi Baba, Hironobu Shigaki, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Keisuke Miyake, Keisuke Kosumi +12 others
  • 2016
Phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase, catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA) mutations that activate the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway have been observed in several types of carcinoma and have been associated with patient prognosis. However, the significance of PIK3CA mutations in gastric cancer remains unclear. This retrospective study investigated the(More)
The incidence rate of esophagogastric junction (EGJ) adenocarcinoma has been rapidly increasing worldwide. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) are major serum tumor markers in gastrointestinal cancers. However, the role of these markers in EGJ adenocarcinoma has not been thoroughly investigated. A total of 211 patients with(More)