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  • Experimental Characterization of the Effect of Charring on the Residual Load Carrying Capacity of a Structural Fibre Reinforced Composite 

    Hill, David J; Torero, Jose L (Interflam, 2004)
    An experimental study conducted to investigate the residual load carrying capacity of a commonly used structural composite plastic, isophthalic polyester, reinforced with S-glass fibreglass when exposed to heat-fluxes ...
  • Experimental Evaluation of Latent Variable Models for Dimensionality Reduction 

    Carreira-Perpinan, Miguel A; Renals, Steve (IEEE Signal Processing Society, 1998)
    We use electropalatographic (EPG) data as a test bed for dimensionality reduction methods based in latent variable modelling, in which an underlying lower dimension representation is inferred directly from the data. Several ...
  • Experimental evaluation of read performance for RFID-based mobile sensor data gathering applications 

    Currie, Iain A.; Marina, Mahesh (2008-12)
    We consider RFID-based sensing applications enabled by passive or semi-passive tags and mobile devices equipped with readers. We experimentally investigate the feasibility of such RFID-based mobile sensor data gathering ...
  • Experiments and Observation of Peat Smouldering Fires 

    Ashton, Clare; Rein, Guillermo; Dios, JD; Torero, Jose L; Legg, C; Davies, M; Gray, A (International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties, 2007-01-30)
    If a subsurface layer of peat is ignited, it smoulders (flameless combustion) slowly but steadily. These fires propagate for long periods of time (days, weeks, even years), are particularly difficult to extinguish and can ...
  • Experiments in Automating Hardware Verification using Inductive Proof Planning 

    Cantu, Francisco; Bundy, Alan; Smaill, Alan; Basin, David (Springer-Verlag, 1996)
    We present a new approach to automating the verification of hardware designs based on planning techniques. A database of methods is developed that combines tactics, which construct proofs, using specifications of their ...
  • Exploring representational issues in the visualisation of geographical phenomenon over large changes in scale. 

    Mackaness, William; Chaudhry, Omair (Institute of Geography. The School of Geosciences.The University of Edinburgh, 2006)
    It is only at small scales that we get a synoptic view of the world. That synoptic view is composed of highly characteristic forms – these forms representing ‘ideas’ or concepts, and their location. In the example (Figure ...
  • Exploring the style-technique interaction in extractive summarization of broadcast news. 

    Kolluru, BalaKrishna; Christensen, Heidi; Gotoh, Yoshihiko; Renals, Steve (IEEE Signal Processing Society Press, 2003)
    In this paper we seek to explore the interaction between the style of a broadcast news story and its summarization technique. We report the performance of three different summarization techniques on broadcast news stories, ...
  • Extensions to the Rippling-Out Tactic for Guiding Inductive Proofs 

    Bundy, Alan; van Harmelen, F.; Smaill, A.; Ireland, A. (Springer Verlag, 1990)
    In earlier papers we described a technique for automatically constructing inductive proofs, using a heuristic search control tactic called rippling-out. Further testing on harder examples has shown that the rippling-out ...
  • External Reference and Residual Magic 

    Schweizer, Paul (Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2009)
    Putnam famously criticizes the traditional theory of meaning and reference, and argues that no internal configuration of a cognitive system is able to capture the intended objects of linguistic reference. Indeed, a ...
  • Extractive summarization of meeting recordings. 

    Murray, Gabriel; Renals, Steve; Carletta, Jean (2005)
    Several approaches to automatic speech summarization are discussed below, using the ICSI Meetings corpus. We contrast feature-based approaches using prosodic and lexical features with maximal marginal relevance and latent ...
  • Extractive Summarization of Voicemail using Lexical and Prosodic Feature Subset Selection 

    Koumpis, Konstantinos; Renals, Steve; Niranjan, Mahesan (International Speech Communication Association, 2001)
    This paper presents a novel data-driven approach to summarizing spoken audio transcripts utilizing lexical and prosodic features. The former are obtained from a speech recognizer and the latter are extracted automatically ...
  • A fast method of speaker normalisation using formant estimation. 

    Lincoln, Michael; Cox, Stephen; Ringland, Simon (1997)
    It has recently been shown that normalisation of vocal tract length can significantly increase recognition accuracy in speaker independent automatic speech recognition systems. An inherent difficulty with this technique ...
  • Feature selection for the classification of crosstalk in multi-channel audio 

    Wrigley, Stuart N; Brown, Guy J; Wan, Vincent; Renals, Steve (International Speech Communication Association, 2003)
    An extension to the conventional speech / nonspeech classification framework is presented for a scenario in which a number of microphones record the activity of speakers present at a meeting (one microphone per speaker). ...
  • Feature-Dependent Allophone Clustering 

    Matsuda, Shigeki; Nakai, Mitsuru; Shimodaira, Hiroshi; Sagayama, Shigeki (International Speech Communication Association, 2000-10)
    We propose a novel method for clustering allophones called Feature-Dependent Allophone Clustering (FD-AC) that determines feature-dependent HMM topology automatically. Existing methods for allophone clustering are based ...
  • Festival 2 – Build Your Own General Purpose Unit Selection Speech Synthesiser 

    Clark, Robert A J; Richmond, Korin; King, Simon (2004-06)
    This paper describes version 2 of the Festival speech synthesis system. Festival 2 provides a development environment for concatenative speech synthesis, and now includes a general purpose unit selection speech synthesis ...
  • Festival multisyn voices for the 2007 blizzard challenge. 

    Richmond, Korin; Strom, Volker; Clark, Robert A J; Yamagishi, Junichi; Fitt, Susan (2007)
    This paper describes selected aspects of the Festival Multisyn entry to the Blizzard Challenge 2007. We provide an overview of the process of building the three required voices from the speech data provided. This paper ...
  • Finding Patterns in User Quality Judgements 

    Wolters, Maria K.; Godde, Florian; Moller, Sebastian; Engelbrecht, Klaus-Peter (2010)
    User quality judgements can show a bewildering amount of variation that is diffcult to capture using traditional quality prediction approaches. Using clustering, an ex- ploratory statistical analysis technique, we reanalysed ...
  • Finite state machines from feature grammars 

    Black, Alan W (1989)
    This paper describes the conversion of a set of feature grammar rules into a deterministic finite state machine that accepts the same language (or at least a well-defined related language).
  • Fire Experiments of Thin-Walled CFRP Pretensioned High Strength Concrete Slabs Under Service Load 

    Terrasi, Giovanni; Maluk, Cristian; Bisby, Luke; Hugi, Erich; Kanik, Birol (The International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), 2012-06-14)
    Sustainable precast concrete elements are emerging utilizing high-performance, self-consolidating, fibre-reinforced concrete (HPSCC) reinforced with high-strength, lightweight, and non-corroding prestressed carbon fibre ...
  • Fire Safety in High-rise Buildings, Lessons Learned from the WTC 

    Torero, Jose L; Quintiere, James Q; Steinhaus, Thomas (Jahresfachtagung der Vereingung zur Forderrung des Deutschen Brandschutzez, 2002)
    This paper addresses the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Provides a brief background on the philosophy of fire protection for high-rise buildings and the behavior of a fire within a compartment. It further describes ...