Posted On: Sep 20, 2022
Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Hiujin, Amazon Polly’s first Cantonese speaking, neural text to speech (NTTS) voice
TTS voices simplify the way you can create, implement, update, and maintain your speech-enabled applications and products. You can use Amazon Polly to enhance the user experience and improve the accessibility of your text content with the power of voice. Common use cases include interactive voice response (IVR) systems, audiobooks, newsreaders, eLearning content, and virtual assistants.
Hiujin is available as a neural voice in all of the 13 AWS regions supporting NTTS. It offers human-like pausing and intonation. In addition, Hiujin provides full support for traditional Chinese characters and limited support for simplified characters. As English is one of the official languages in Hong Kong and mixing English words with Cantonese is very common, we have optimized the performance on common English-Cantonese mixed sentence to make Hiujin sound more natural. With this launch, the Amazon Polly portfolio now includes 96 voices across 34 languages and language variants.