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We describe the concept, strategy, and initial results of the Millennium Villages Project and implications regarding sustainability and scalability. Our underlying hypothesis is that the interacting crises of agriculture, health, and infrastructure in rural Africa can be overcome through targeted public-sector investments to raise rural productivity and,(More)
E merging from the worst harvest in a decade, the Government of Malawi implemented one of the most ambitious and successful assaults on hunger in the history of the African continent. Through a national input subsidy program, coinciding with better rainfall conditions, maize production doubled in 2006 and almost tripled in 2007. From a 43% national food(More)
Speech recognition has proved to be a natural interaction modality and an eeective technology for medical reporting, in particular in the speciality of radiology. High-volume text creation requirement and the complex structure of these texts make voice technologies useful. By employing speech, professionals in the eld can generate reports and do so at a(More)
In the last few years the computational power of general-purpose machines has dramatically increased ; furthermore high performance workstations quite often ooer multimedial capabilities. Therefore it is now possible to implement automatic Speech Recognizers (SRs) without dedicated hardware devices such as DSP boards. In this paper performance and costs for(More)
In the last few years the computational power of general-purpose machines has dramatically increased; furthermore high performance workstations quite often ooer multimedial capabilities. Therefore it is now possible to implement automatic Speech Recognizers (SRs) without dedicated hardware devices such as DSP boards. In this paper performance and costs for(More)
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