The information access and retrieval capabilities provided by several conventional search engines, while improving upon traditional techniques, are lacking in supporting conceptual information retrieval capabilities, natural language input, and individual user preferences. This paper presents SAIRE-a Scalable Agent-based Information Retrieval Engine, a… (More)
This paper proposes a classification of visemes of the Modern, Classical Arabic (MCA) language and establishes its phoneme-viseme mapping. The study is based on the analysis of geometrical features of the face extracted from the front lip movement of four speakers pronouncing predefined sequences of words which have been recorded in a controlled environment.
The recent financial crisis has prompted governments to become more pro-active in order to increase confidence and reestablish trust in the overall economic system. Accordingly, confidential information, such as secret bank accounts and personal information are nowadays being exposed and shared between institutions in order to minimize potential risks.… (More)