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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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