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This dissertation proposes an Optimality-Theoretic [OT] (Prince and Smolensky 1993) account of case systems and explores its typological scope, with a particular focus on four accusative languages, Korean, Japanese, Icelandic, and Imbabura Quechua. There are three major claims to be made here. First, the typological variation of case systems is derived from(More)
The purpose of this study is to develop a body weight support gait training system for stroke and spinal cord injury. This system consists of a powered orthosis, treadmill and equipment of body weight support. Attachment of the powered orthosis is able to fit subject who has difference of body size. This powered orthosis is driven by pneumatic McKibben(More)
  • Kiyoko Toratani, Van Robert, Jean-Pierre Valin, Koenig, Shimojo Mitsuaki, Osamu Amazaki +14 others
  • 2003
I am deeply indebted to my advisor, Dr. Van Valin, who guided me with extreme patience throughout my graduate study. I feel the most fortunate to be able to study under Dr. Van Valin, who is the principal developer of Role and Reference Grammar, which is the theoretical framework this dissertation adopts. I cannot thank him enough for his time and his(More)
—We are developing S-CAT computer test system that will be the first automated adaptive speaking test for Japanese. The speaking ability of examinees is scored using speech processing techniques without human raters. By using computers for the scoring, it is possible to largely reduce the scoring cost and provide a convenient means for language learners to(More)
—In this paper, we propose an automatic scoring method for the open answer task of the Japanese speaking test SJ-CAT. The proposed method first extracts a set of features from an input answer utterance and then estimates a vocabulary richness score by human raters, which ranges from 0 to 4, by employing SVR (support vector regression). We devised a novel(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a body weight support gait training system for stroke and spinal cord injury (SCI) patient. This system consists of an orthosis powered by pneumatic McKibben actuators and a piece of equipment of body weight support. The attachment of powered orthosis can be fit to individual subjects with different body size. This(More)
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