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Using eigenvoices and nearest-neighbours in HMM-based cross-lingual speaker adaptation with limited data
Thesis abstract: Cross-lingual speaker adaptation for speech synthesis has many applications, such as use in speech-to-speech translation systems. Here, we focus on cross-lingual adaptation for statistical speech synthesis ...
Immersion cooling of suspended and coated nano-phosphor particles for extending the limits of optical extraction of light emitting diodes
Energy efficiency, long life, exceptional color and performance of solid-state light (SSL) sources have resulted in a rapidly increasing trend in a number of practical applications especially for general lighting after a ...
The impact of brand architecture decisions on portfolio sales
Decisions pertaining to the organization of products under brands within the company's portfolio are an important aspect of brand portfolio strategy with potentially serious top-and bottom-line implications. Despite the ...
Application of chemical mechanical polishing process on titanium based medical implants
Biomaterials are commonly used as implant materials in the body for dental prostheses, orthopedic applications, heart valves and catheters. Based on the research studies conducted up to date, titanium and its alloys are ...
Thermo-mechanical behavior of severely deformed titanium
Thermo-mechanical processing of metallic materials has attracted noticeable interest due to the fact that these processing methods can be used to improve the mechanical properties. In this investigation, ultrafine grained ...
Quantifying the spillover of green products on consumer attitudes and umbrella brand sales
Despite growing consumer attention to the environment, it is still unclear how and how much companies benefit from their large investments in 'green' products. This paper quantifies the positive spillover of sustainable ...
Corporate sustainability interactions and corporate financial performance
There is a large amount of empirical literature focused on the relationship between corporate sustainability and corporate financial performance. The literature considers firm specific aspects affecting the link but omits ...
Automated refinement of models for model-based testing
Model-Based Testing (MBT) enables automatic generation of test cases based on models of a system. It has been successfully applied in various application domains, each of which might introduce specific challenges. In this ...
Macroeconomic fundamentals and emerging market asset prices
This thesis consists of three chapters which make empirical contributions to the field of emerging markets xed income, real estate and nancial markets. First chapter entitled 'Macroeconomics Fundamentals and Emerging ...
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