Rafael Ávila

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This paper describes a system that dynamically generate narratives through improvisation. MEXICA-impro is based on a cognitive account of the creative process called engagement-reflection. Its architecture defines a framework where two agents participate in a simulated improvisation session to generate the plot of a story in which each one draws knowledge(More)
Due to the constant exploitation of cluster-based architectures for parallel and distributed programming, different programming environments have been developed in order to efficiently explore these architectures. This paper describes an implementation of DECK, a programming environment to support parallel applications, using the BIP API for Myrinet. The(More)
The outputs of computational creativity systems need to be evaluated in order to gain insight into the creative process. Automatic evaluation is a useful technique in this respect because it allows for a large number of tests to be carried out on a system in a uniform and objective way, and produce reports of its behaviour. Furthermore, it provides insights(More)
Evaluation of abdominal wall function after transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap surgery has been mostly subjective. The purpose of this study was to measure abdominal wall strength objectively and to compare the results with the patient's performance of daily activities. Abdominal wall strength was objectively measured with the B200(More)
The possible limitation of left ventricular (LV) relaxation during diastole is a concern for clinicians and researchers utilizing dynamic cardiomyoplasty. This study was designed to evaluate the LV compliance at three different skeletal muscle tensions, in a normal heart and in a failing heart, created by propranolol infusion (11.6 mg/kg). A biventricular(More)
With the fast evolution of the computing devices, its reduced size and cost, there is an immersion of people in the digital world. With the use of more technology, abundant and cheap, environments that can take advantage of the ubiquitous computing emerge, allowing its users to interact and have access to information easily, quickly and naturally. However,(More)
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