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November 2007 - Tongue control for speech and swallowing in healthy younger and older subjects. Current literature on oral motor control reports contradictory findings regarding physiological, functional and sensory changes that occur in the muscles of the tongue with normal aging. It has been suggested that the high level of activity required of tongue muscles in mastication and speech may play a role in preserving them when other skeletal muscles are more likely to show functional effects of such changes. To test whether indeed tongue movements remain unaltered in both speech and swallowing tasks as a function of aging, kinematic measures of tongue dorsum movements were taken as 21 healthy young (20-30) and older (65-74) adults performed repeated iterations of speech tasks and a sequential water swallowing task. Tongue motion was recorded using electromagnetic articulography and from these data information was extracted with respect to movement range, duration, and variability. The findings suggest that in general tongue movements for swallowing were slower and more variable than for speech, and most importantly, more variable among older than younger participants. As well, the findings show that aging does influence the nature of tongue motions, in particular by inducing a more extreme distinction in the variability of movements for speech (less variable) and swallowing (more variable) tasks. IJOM.
Octuber 2007 - Semantic data integration in the European ACGT project. ACGT is an IST-FP6 Integrated Project, funded by the European Commission, for the development of services to support clinico-genomic trials on cancer in a grid-based environment. In these trials, physicians and researchers need to access heterogeneous and disparate data sources. Semantic access to these data and the possibility to integrate them seamlessly are issues that ACGT aim to solve. AASP.
Octuber 2007 - Building a medical Spanish lexicon. The National Library of Medicine is developing a freely available Spanish medical syntactic lexicon, initially populated with medical terms from a bilingual list, and then from corpus based term discovery. The lexical records are a simplification of the SPECIALST English lexicon. Lexical variant generation and normalization tools will be provided along with the lexicon.