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Ònkà Yorùbá - Yorùbá Number Transcription System

The research work aims to develop a number transcription system for converting numbers to their Standard  Yorùbá  (SY) textual representation. This was done to provide a basis for research and development of number normalisation in SY Text to Speech (TTS).  The screenshot of the software is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Screenshot of Onka Software

The software was able to generate multiple correct representations for numbers in Yorùbá language. The software produced 100 % accuracy on the computation underlying the numeral names and their representation. The results obtained in this study has confirmed our hypothesis that the Yorùbá numeral system has a systematic concept underlying it and this concept can be computationally analysed using modern knowledge of computing.

The application has an online version hosted at http://num2yor.appspot.com



Akinadé, O. O., and Ọdẹ́jọbí, Ọ. A.. - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.


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by Dr. Radut.