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In this paper, we describe spoken document retrieval (SDR) systems in Ryukoku University, which were participated in NTCIR-11 “SpokenQuery&Doc” task. In NTCIR-11 SpokenQuery&Doc task, there are subtasks: “spoken content retrieval (SCR) subtask” and “spoken term detection (STD) subtask”. We participated in the SCR and STD subtasks as team RYSDT. In this(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to access any changes in the muscle hardness of the masseter muscle between normal subjects and patients with myofascial pain during brief sustained isometric contractions at various bite force levels, and to compare muscle hardness, especially in terms of the recovery phase, after a clenching task. MATERIALS AND(More)
This preliminary study was done to determine the effect of short-term use of a centric occlusion stabilization oral appliance with regard to noxious and sensory perception in the upper extremities. The subjects consisted of 22 asymptomatic females, and the experiments were performed on two separate days within the same week, with the days randomly assigned(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to determine what patterns of perceptual confusions characterize the voice of patients after supracricoïd partial laryngectomy (SCPL) by the identification tests of French consonants. We evaluated the voicing distinction. METHODS Ten male patients were recorded 18 months after SCPL. Audio recordings of the 16(More)
Linearly polarized light in the near-infrared portion of the spectrum has recently been associated with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders including temporomandibular disorders. The purpose of this study was to determine whether short-term linearly polarized near-infrared light radiation in the trigeminal region affects sensory and pain perception(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare hardness characteristics of the masseter muscle to those of the biceps brachii muscle during repetitive muscle movements. Seventeen asymptomatic female subjects participated in this study. Each subject, on separate days, undertook a 5-minute unilateral chewing gum task on the right side and a 5-minute(More)
OBJECTIVES The consequences of the modification of the glottis and the shortening of the vocal tract after supracricoid partial laryngectomy (SCPL) with cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) were investigated prospectively on ten patients. An acoustic analysis of the transfer function of the vocal tract was performed by measuring the formant frequencies of the(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the intra-examiner and inter-examiner reliability of measurements of masticatory muscle hardness and to confirm that the muscle hardness increases with contraction using a commercially available muscle meter. Twenty healthy asymptomatic female subjects participated in this study. Hardness was expressed as numerical(More)
We have investigated the superconductor-insulator transition in molybdenum nitride films prepared by deposition onto MgO substrates. It is indicated that the T c depression from [Formula: see text] for thick films with increase of the normal state sheet resistance [Formula: see text] was well explained by the Finkel'stein formula from the localization(More)
A cross sectional study was done among 47 hand-held vibrating tools workers with the objective of obtaining the current prevalence of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and the association with vibrotactile perception threshold (VPT) and sensory threshold in a tropical environment. Questionnaire was administered in determining reported related symptoms of(More)