R. Coelho

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This paper presents a speech enhancement technique for signals corrupted by nonstationary acoustic noises. The proposed approach applies the empirical mode decomposition (EMD) to the noisy speech signal and obtains a set of intrinsic mode functions (IMF). The main contribution of the proposed procedure is the adoption of the Hurst exponent in the selection(More)
At Mediterranean regions and particularly in southern Portugal, it is imperative to identify grape varieties more adapted to warm and dry climates in order to overcome future climatic changes. Two Vitis vinifera genotypes, Aragonez (syn. Tempranillo) and Trincadeira, were selected to assess their physiological responses to soil water stress. Vines were(More)
This paper investigates the fusion of Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCC) and statistical pH features to improve the performance of speaker verification (SV) in non-stationary noise conditions. The α-integrated Gaussian Mixture Model (α-GMM) classifier is adopted for speaker modeling. Two different approaches are applied to reduce the(More)
Vitis vinifera L. cv. Crimson Seedless is a late season red table grape developed in 1989, with a high market value and increasingly cultivated under protected environments to extend the availability of seedless table grapes into the late fall. The purpose of this work was to evaluate leaf water potential and sap flow as indicators of water stress in(More)
  • Fareed Hawwa, B S In, Charles Delzell, Richard Litherland, Robert Perlis, Lee Windsperger +17 others
  • 2010
Acknowlegments I would like to thank my dissertation advisor, Professor Jerome W. Hoffman, for all of his guidance and patience. This goal of mine would have never been achieved had it not been for the countless hours he was willing to spend working with me. I am very greatful that he had faith in me from the very beginning. Next, I would like to thank(More)
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