intended to be produced.The third step in the speech production process is the conversion to “neuro-muscular controls,” i.e., the set of control signals that direct the neuro-muscular system to move the speech articulators, namely the tongue, lips, teeth, jaw and velum, in a manner that is consistent with the sounds of the desired spoken message and with the desired degree of emphasis. The end result of the neuro-muscular controls step is a set of articulator motions (continuous control) that cause the vocal tract articulators to move in a prescribed manner in order to create the desired sounds.Finally the last step in the Speech Production process is the “vocal tract system” that physically creates the necessary sound sources and the appropriate vocal tract shapes over time so as to create an acoustic waveform, such as the one shown in fig. that encodes the information in the desired message into the speech signal.
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modes each have positive group velocity). So they have the case of an avoided crossing, described at the end of Section 4. It might be a good model of the cochlea, but is not mode conversion in the sense used here. Lamb & Chadwick (2014) extended their model to one with basilar membrane, reticular lamina and tectorial membrane, which appears to be still based around an avoided crossing. Reichenbach & Hudspeth (2014) studied a model for interaction between waves on the basilar membrane and Reissner’s membrane, which may occur in the apical region of the cochlea for frequencies less than 1 or 2 kHz, and raise the question of how the interaction may inﬂuence cochlear mechanics. A natural answer might be by mode conversion, hence resolving the mystery of how the cochlea works for low frequencies. Chadwick et al. (2014) produced a cochlea-inspired toy model to demonstrate their form of mode conversion. van der Heijden (2014) made a similar one, which also has avoided crossing, referring to the phenomenon as ‘mode shape swapping’.
In this Motivation, the concept of stereoscopy has existed for a long time. But the breakthrough from conventional 2D broadcasting to real-time 3D broadcasting is still pending. In recent years, with the giant leap in image and video processing technologies the introduction of three-dimensional televisions (3D TVs) into the commercial market is becoming a reality . Nowadays, there are many commercial companies, such as Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG, producing 3D TVs. The 3D TV can be more attractive to viewers because they produce stereo scenes, which create a sense of physical real space. 3D vision for humans is caused by the fact that the projected points of the same point in space on the two human eyes are located at different distances from the center of focus (center of fovea). The difference between the distances of the two projected points, one on each eye, is called disparity. Disparity information is processed by high levels of the human brain to produce a feeling of the distance of objects in 3D space. A 3D television employs some techniques of 3D presentation, such as stereoscopic capture, 3D display and 2D plus depth map technologies. Due to the success of introducing 3D visual technologies, including 3D games and 3D TVs, to the commercial market, the demand for a wide variety of 3D content such as 3D images, 3D videos and 3D games is increasing significantly. To satisfy this demand, there is an increasing need to create new 3D video content as well as converting existing 2D videos to 3D format. Converting 2D content into 3D depends on different 2D to 3D conversion tools. Three- dimensional television (3D-TV) is anticipated to be the next step in the advancement of television Stereoscopic images that are displayed on 3D displays can increase the visual impact and heighten the sense of presence for viewers . The successful adoption of 3D-TV by the general public will depend not only on technological advances in 3D displays  and 3D-TV broadcasting systems ,  but also on the availability of a wide variety of program content in stereoscopic 3D (S3D) format for 3D-TV services . The supply of adequate S3D content will be especially critical in the early stages of 3D-TV rollout to ensure that the public would be willing to spend money for 3D displays and 3D-TV services. However, a certain length of time will be required for content providers to capture and to create enough S3D material with stereoscopic cameras.2D-to-3D conversion techniques can be profitable for content providers who are always looking for new sources of revenue for their vast library of program materials. This potential market is attracting many companies to invest their manpower and money for developing 2D-to-3D conversion techniques.
Although Pree and Sikora in 1997 already thought to see elements of a hype in the spread of design patterns (PS97), the use of patterns has not seen a decline. On the contrary, patterns are everywhere and it is widely accepted that design patterns are a solid way of enabling reuse of design experience that leads to better designs in less time. As Gamma et. al. put it: “Design patterns help a designer get a design right faster” (GHJV95). Shaloway and Trott also explain how the use of design patterns lead to a higher quality design (TS02). But does this also apply to the use of design patterns in data conversion? We are confident that, since data conversion design is a process with many repeating design decisions, it is a field where design patterns can be applied especially well.
The increase in numbers of farmers considering organic farming as a viable option will lead to an increase in the number of conversion plans to be prepared in the near future. Good conversion planning can help minimise the risks associated with conversion by identifying potential problems, in particular feed requirements and stocking rates, animal health, soil fertility and nutrient management.
Many early successive approximation ADCs, such as the industry-standard AD574, were designed with internal clock generators that were triggered upon the receipt of an external convert-start signal. At the end of the conversion cycle, the signal on an output line (labeled busy, conversion complete, data ready, etc.) was asserted, indicating that the data was valid and that the conversion was complete. This type of ADC can be utilized in the single-shot mode, burst mode, or operated continuously, with no significant effect on performance. Many modern successive approximation ADCs require that the user supply a continuous high frequency clock (which controls the various steps in the conversion process) as well as the traditional convert-start pulse to initiate the actual conversion. The convert-start pulse can be synchronous or asynchronous with the high frequency clock in many converters. As long as the user supplies a continuous high frequency clock, these types of ADCs can generally be operated in the single-shot or burst mode.
Abstract— the purpose of this project is to develop Profile Change application that runs on Android platform. This is the first version of its kind and is developed based on Android platform. The goal of this project is to find mobile when it is silent and forgot where it is placed. In present days in the entire world mobiles are using very rashly so the people are expecting some new technologies in mobiles as we know android is an open source. Our project name is “Secured Phone Mode Conversion”. It is an application which can convert any silent, vibrate mode into general mode. In this project we will send a Message to my mobile, it will authenticate the message and it reacts converting to the silent mode to general mode. If the message is not matched with the mobile password then it will be normal message. In this app whatever the message is sent is itself a password for the app. means in this app message online processing will be done and the output action will be performed on receiver side of mobile. In this also we can manage WIFI and schedule the message by using application.
With the decline in debt-equity and debt-for-development swap activity in recent years, it is reasonable to ask whether these types of swaps are still an attractive option for debtor countries. Some critics have contended that debt swaps have been a failure because their contribution to debt reduction has been negligible. Experience over the years has shown that debt-equity and debt-for-development swaps have been most effective when they have been perceived as a tool to accomplish specific objectives rather than as a panacea to solve a country's debt problem. Unlike the HIPC Initiative, which provides a comprehensive framework for debt relief, debt swaps have typically had more limited objectives. As the case studies above have shown, these ranged from the privatisation of Mexico's banking system to support for environmental protection and social development through the establishment of environmental funds and counterpart funds. Swaps have also been used to convert special categories of debt (e.g., non- Paris Club debt). Most recently, in Asia, debt-equity swaps have been introduced for conversion of private sector debt.
Billions of dollars in uninsured people’s health costs have historically been absorbed by
nonprofit hospitals and insurers and federal programs, but the health care landscape is changing in ways that highlight the fragility of health care systems, raise questions about health care institutions’ accountability, and affect all community members, particularly low-income people, the uninsured, and those covered by Medicaid. Aggressive competition by for-profit providers, together with industry-wide pressure to reduce costs, is reshaping local delivery systems as what was once a system comprised almost exclusively of nonprofit institutions and providers has become increasingly for-profit through conversion. Over the past two decades, many nonprofit health care organizations have sought to strengthen their market positions and gain access to capital by becoming for-profit companies, either by corporate restructuring or by transferring assets through sales, mergers, or joint ventures.
considered renewable energy. The U.S. De- partment of Energy (DOE) includes bioenergy, or energy from biomass, as a source of re- newable energy and includes animal wastes in its definition of biomass that can be used to generate renewable energy (DOE, 2009). Sec- ond, conversion of litter to electricity can pro- vide an alternative use for the litter in areas where poultry production is intensive and litter supplies exceed the fertilizer needs on nearby farmlands. While litter can serve as an in- expensive fertilizer, when the poultry litter is applied to meet nitrogen needs, excess phos- phorus can build up at the soil surface, po- tentially causing eutrophication of the water supply (Howry et al., 2008). Hence, in some areas of intensive poultry production, new uses other than land application may be environ- mentally beneficial.
The results of the ordinal regression analysis (SPSS++, using negative log –log function) in table 7 confirm that the specified variables reflecting the farmer’s attitude, the social pressure and feasibility of conversion contribute significantly (p<0.05) to the prediction of intent conversion behaviour. All the variables have a positive impact on the farmer’s intention to convert. A farmer, who does not put quality and environment as an important objective in his decision process, will have a lower intention to conversion. The more the farmer seeks for information about organic farming, the higher his intention to convert. It is, however, unclear whether the farmer searches for information because he has a higher intention to convert or whether he has a higher intention because he is better informed. The Cox and Snell's r-squared measure, summarizing the proportion of variance in the dependent variable associated with the independent variables, of 0.33 is respectable but leaves a remarkable part of the variance still unexplained and it will probably be worth the effort to revise the model to try to make better predictions.
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When a site reaches a user prior to conversion, it has serious implications for how we measure and plan online campaigns. This is especially true when it comes to measuring campaign ROI using the last-ad standard. Over half of the views or clicks that are credited by the last-ad methodology occur within five days or less from the time of conversion, even though only a fraction of the total ad consumption by converters occurs during this period. But more importantly, as Figure 2 shows, only a few site categories dominate the lower reaches of the purchase funnel. Assigning credit to the last click or view disproportionally favors those few publishers at the expense of the publishing majority, whose contributions are spread out over more time.
The fluctuations in OCIS inquiries and rates of con- version support the general conclusion that in periods of general agricultural recession farmers may be more inclined to look for supportive arrange- ments, such as support for organic farming, than during periods of prosperity . Between 1996 and 2001, 388 holdings in Wales entered into organic con- version with a peak in 1999 for both OCIS and for the Organic Farming Scheme Wales (OFSW). In this year interest in organic conversion was encouraged both by the introduction of the new grants in the Organic Farming Scheme and by the availability of high premiums for organic produce in the market place. In the livestock sector the organic premium began to look particularly attractive compared to the very low prices on the conventional market, which were depressed inter alia by the BSE crisis and the loss of European export markets. There was caution in the organic movement, however where it was stressed that convincing farmers to convert with the premium prices argument is narrow and inappro- priate, pointing out that organic farming developed over a period of more than 40 years without the driving force of premium prices.
Othello contains the main functions necessary for both a direct-conversion receiver and a direct VCO transmitter, known as the Virtual-IF™ transmitter. It also includes the local- oscillator generation block and a complete on-chip regulator that supplies power to all active circuitry for the radio. Also included is a fractional-N synthesizer that features extremely fast lock times to enable advanced data services over cellular telephones-such as high-speed circuit-switched data (HSCSD) and general packet radio services (GPRS). Most digital cellular phones today include at least one "downconversion" in their signal chain. This frequency conversion shifts the desired signal from the allocated RF band for the standard (say, at 900 MHz) to some lower intermediate frequency (IF), where channel selection is performed with a narrow channel-select filter (usually a surface acoustic- wave (SAW) or a ceramic type). The now-filtered signal is then further down-converted to either a second IF or directly to baseband, where it is digitized and demodulated in a digital signal processor (DSP). Figure 8.148 shows the comparison between this
Kenshoo smartPath Case study: WhiteFence WhiteFence is the leading price comparison site in the United States for utilities and home services. Operating in a complex marketplace, WhiteFence must compete on paid search keywords used by direct competitors as well as utility suppliers so it’s always looking for an edge when it comes to bid optimization. Further complicating matters that WhiteFence covers more than a dozen verticals with very different consumer behaviors. Different consumer behavior means vastly different conversion paths, and values of the interactions along the way for each path, making a single model difficult to employ. For example, people searching for phone and Internet service may have a longer conversion cycle and click on more ads during the process than those looking for a better rate on home electricity.
We analyzed the performance of the proposed method with voice recordings from the CMU_ARCTIC database, mentioned in Section 2.3.1. Two of the 7 speakers were used to study the performance and feasibility of the proposed voice conversion scheme. As our source speaker we employed the US English male speaker with the identifier BDL and as a target speaker we chose the US English female speaker with the identifier SLT. The two speaker sets contain a minimum of 1132 phonetically balanced English utterances each. Most utterances are between one and four seconds long. The content of the recorded sentences was specifically designed to cover a large variety of articulatory gestures for each speaker. Full phonetic transcriptions of all utterances with (roughly) 40 elementary phonetic units per speaker are available. The datasets of the two chosen speakers (BDL and SLT) were divided into two strictly disjoint sets: a training set of 1000 utterances, which constituted our respective speech inventory, and a testing set which encompassed all remaining utterances. All data was appropriately resampled to a 4 kHz bandwidth with an 8 kHz sampling rate. Additive white noise and jet cockpit noise was taken from the NOISEX database from the Institute for Perception- TNO, The Netherlands Speech Research Unit, RSRE, UK . The noise was added to the source speaker testing data at a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 10 dB under consideration of the respective active speech level after ITU recommendation ITU-T P.56 . System training was performed with the procedures outlined in Section 4.1.2.
loci the genealogical process and the substitution pro- In a subsequent article (Wiuf 2000) it is shown that cess can be separated such that the substitution process to some extent the results given in this article apply is superimposed on the genealogical process (Tavare´ generally without assuming any specific form of the dis- 1984), whereas for loci subject to selection the two pro- tribution of the transferred chunk. The benefit of the cesses cannot be separated. Finally, the last process de- geometric distribution is that more analytical results can scribes the linkage relations between adjacent loci. It be proven and that a specific choice of distribution governs how and when adjacent loci are linked or split (here, geometric) allows for investigation by simulation. on different ancestral chromosomes and requires essen- Two nucleotides separated by a large distance produce tially an understanding of mechanisms that operate at recombinants due to recombination events only. The the sequence level. (short) finite length of a gene conversion tract makes Central to many models describing the mechanisms the contribution from gene conversion events insignifi- at the sequence level is the Holliday junction (Holliday cant. Thus, the patterns observed in a sample of se- 1964). When the Holliday junction is resolved the result quences are the result of recombination events in the can be of two types: (1) a gene conversion with accompa- history of the sample and of the substitution process nying exchange of flanking regions (gene conversion imposed. However, over small distances recombinants with recombination); or (2) a gene conversion alone can be produced by recombination events as well as (Carpenter 1984; Stahl 1994). In this case a short by gene conversion events. The observed patterns in tract of nucleotides is exchanged between two strands.