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The human larynx is an important organ for voice production and respiratory mechanisms. The vocal cord is approximated for voice production and open for breathing. The videolaryngoscope is widely used for vocal cord examination. At present, physicians usually diagnose vocal cord diseases by manually selecting the image of the vocal cord opening to the(More)
In this paper, a speaker adaptation method to adapt an existing speaking rate-dependent hierarchical prosodic model (SR-HPM) of an SR-controlled Mandarin TTS system to new speaker's data for realizing a new voice is proposed. Two main problems are addressed: data sparseness for few adaptation utterances existing only in a small range of normal speaking rate(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a pivotal role in angiogenesis. Previous studies focused on transcriptional regulation modulated by proximal upstream cis-regulatory elements (CREs) of the human vegfa promoter. However, we hypothesized that distal upstream CREs may also be involved in controlling vegfa transcription. In this study, we found(More)
This study used the actual laryngeal video stroboscope videos taken by physicians in clinical practice as the samples for experimental analysis. The samples were dynamic vocal fold videos. Image processing technology was used to automatically capture the image of the largest glottal area from the video to obtain the physiological data of the vocal folds. In(More)
Palmitoyl glycol chitosan (GCP) hydrogel has been reported as erodible controlled-release systems for the delivery of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules. In this study we prepared lauroyl/palmitoyl glycol chitosan (GCL/GCP) in gel form and evaluated their application for skin delivery of the hydrophilic compound, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP),(More)
This paper proposes new algorithms based on the fuzzy c-regressing model algorithm for Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy modeling of the complex nonlinear systems. A fuzzy c-regression state model (FCRSM) algorithm is a T-S fuzzy model in which the functional antecedent and the state-space-model-type consequent are considered with the available input-output data.(More)
Transdermal drug delivery through microneedles is a minimally invasive procedure causing little or no pain, and is a potentially attractive alternative to intramuscular and subdermal drug delivery methods. This paper demonstrates the fabrication of a hollow microneedle array using a polymer-based process combining UV photolithography and replica molding(More)
In this paper, we present an on-line learning neuro-fuzzy system which was inspired by parts of the mechanisms in immune systems. It illustrates how an on-line learning neuro-fuzzy system can capture the basic elements of the immune system and exhibit some of its appealing properties. During the learning procedure, a neuro-fuzzy system can be incrementally(More)
—Scalable video coding (SVC) achieves layered coding structure with adaptive inter-layer prediction which causes high computational complexity. To decrease the computational complexity of SVC, we present a fast algorithm to speed up the inter-mode decision process for SVC. The proposed algorithm early terminates inter-mode decision in the enhancement layer(More)
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