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百lis paper describes an automatic building of N-gram language models from Web texts for large vocabulary continuous speech recognition. Although a huge amount of well-formed texts are needed to train a model, collecting and organizing such text cor­ pus for every task by hand needs a great labor. We need the lan­ guage model to update frequently to cover(More)
Mammalian embryos experience not only hormonal but also mechanical stimuli, such as shear stress, compression and friction force in the Fallopian tube before nidation. In order to apply mechanical stimuli to embryos in a conventional IVF culture system, the tilting embryo culture system (TECS) was developed. The observed embryo images from the TECS suggest(More)
The microfluidic sperm-sorting (MFSS) device is a promising advancement for assisted reproductive technology. Previously, poly(dimethylsiloxiane) and quartz MFSS devices were developed and used for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. However, these disposable devices were not clinically suitable for assisted reproduction, so a cyclo-olefin polymer MFSS(More)
Polymeric curved structures are widely used in imaging systems including optical fibers and microfluidic channels. Here, we demonstrate that small-scale, poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS)-based, curved structures can be fabricated through controlling interfacial free energy equilibrium. Resultant structures have a smooth, symmetric, curved surface, and may be(More)
Toshiba (tsbmt) participated in the Patent Translation Task at NTCIR-7. We submitted two runs for Japanese-English intrinsic evaluation, one run for English-Japanese intrinsic evaluation and one run for extrinsic evaluation. The machine translation system used for those runs is rule-based one developed for translating open-domain written texts. A technical(More)
Motile porcine sperms adhere to hydrophilic materials such as glass and plastics. The adsorption of sperms to a hydrophobic poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) membrane is less compared with that to glass. We investigated the linear velocity (LV) and amplitude of lateral head displacement (ALHD) of motile porcine sperm on glass and PDMS preparations using(More)
3 Koji MATSUURA, Yuka KURODA, Keisuke YAMASHITA, Hiroaki FUNAHASHI 3 4 5 Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan 6 Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan 7 Department of Animal Science, Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Technologies, 8 Okayama University,(More)