Shunichi Maeda

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In this paper, we propose a novel framework "Virtual Assistant" for enhancing content potentially procured by ambient media. The Virtual Assistant is an artificial agent simulating a human assistant shown in TV programs and prompts users to provide feedback by asking questions or back-channeling. This framework ensures that sufficient information is(More)
BACKGROUND Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) of the skin is an aggressive but rare malignant neuroendocrine tumor. For its pathological diagnosis, we use a panel of immunohistochemical markers, such as cytokeratin 20 (CK 20), epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), chromogranin A, neuron specific enolase (NSE), synaptophysin, and Leu7 (CD57) to demonstrate its(More)
The incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is paradoxically increasing in the combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) era. However, there has been no nationwide survey of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated HL (HIV-HL) in Japan. We retrospectively examined the clinical characteristics and outcomes of 19 newly diagnosed HIV-HL patients at 11(More)
In this paper, we propose the “Virtual Assistant,” a novel framework for supporting knowledge capturing in videos. The Virtual Assistant is an artificial agent that simulates a human assistant shown in TV programs and prompts users to provide feedback by asking questions. This framework ensures that sufficient information is provided in the captured content(More)
A processor having a power management unit (PMU) and an 8-bit CPU including flip-flops with shadow memories is fabricated by 0.5-μm Si and 0.8-μm c-axis-aligned crystalline In-Ga-Zn-oxide (CAAC-IGZO) technology. The shadow memories hold data without power supply utilizing low off-state current of CAAC-IGZO FETs. A break-even time (BET) of(More)
A Zernike-type phase-contrast X-ray microscope with a zone plate and a phase plate was constructed at the Photon Factory BL3C2. Parallel monochromatic X-rays of 8.97 keV were incident on a specimen and a direct beam transmitted through the specimen was focused on the back focal plane of the zone plate, where an aluminium phase plate was placed. Tantalum(More)
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