In recent years, social commitment based approaches have been proposed to solve problems issuing from previous mentalistic based semantics for agent communication languages. This paper follows the same line of thought since it presents the latest version of our dialogue game based agent communication language – DIAlogue-Game based Agent Language (DIAGAL) –… (More)
In this paper, we present the latest version of our dialogue games based agent communication language (DIAGAL) which allows the agents to manipulate the public layer of social commitments through dialogue. We show that DIAGAL is complete according to the sequential creation, cancellation, update and discharge of social commitments. We also extend and refine… (More)
This paper develops and applies a new method for the discovery of polyphonic patterns. The method supports the representation of abstract relations that are formed between notes that overlap in time without being simultaneous. Such relations are central to understanding species counterpoint. The method consists of an application of the vertical viewpoint… (More)
A higher level of interdisciplinary collaboration between music information retrieval (MIR) and musicology has been proposed both in terms of MIR tools for musicology, and musicological motivation and interpretation of MIR research. Applying association mining and content citation analysis methods to musicology references in ISMIR papers, this paper… (More)
Nine different definitions of asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) have been reported in literature. The objectives of this study are to: (1) compare all these definitions of asymmetric SNHL; (2) measure the agreement between these definitions in detecting vestibular schwannoma (VS); and (3) determine the strongest association between an asymmetric… (More)
Cryptococcus neoformans can directly infect the vocal cords. Endoscopic findings were undistinctive from most infiltrative diseases. Tissue biopsy was essential for the diagnosis. Inhaled corticosteroids can predispose to the infection, and fluconazole 400 mg daily for at least 6 weeks appeared to be minimal to achieve a permanent cure.
Classical peripheral vestibular disorders rehabilitation is a long and costly process. While virtual reality settings have been repeatedly suggested to represent possible tools to help the rehabilitation process, no systematic study had been conducted so far. We systematically reviewed the current literature to analyze the published protocols documenting… (More)
This paper presents a new approach to polyphonic music retrieval, based on a structured pattern representation. Poly-phonic patterns are formed by joining and layering pattern components into sequences and simultaneities. Pattern components are conjunctions of features which encode event properties or relations with other events. Relations between events… (More)