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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 Spo-kenQuery&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(More)
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract We developed a pneumatic robot arm driven by pneumatic actuators as a versatile end effector for material handling systems. The arm consists of a pneumatic hand and pneumatic wrist. The hand can grasp various objects without(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)
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)
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)
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)
Today, physical therapy is recognized as an effective, reversible, and conservative treatment for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The purpose of this investigation is to explore the feasibility of utilizing counter irritation with ischemic pain at a remote site outside of the head and neck region as a method for restoring muscle force in a course of(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)
The purpose of this study was to examine the hardness of the masseter and trapezius muscles at various head positions and to explore the relationship of these two muscles to each other in terms of their respective levels of muscle hardness at different head positions. Twenty-two asymptomatic male subjects participated in this study. Using a hand-held(More)
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