"In particular he has created the role of Regional Trade Commissioner (HMTC) to co-ordinate UK trade and investment promotion in each of nine global regions.
"I am glad to say in the Middle East we now have an HMTC, Simon Penney, who is a hugely experienced banker who has worked many years in the Gulf and who knows Bahrain.
In the title role is Dom Moccia, who took a lead in HMTC
's sell-out run of Priscilla Queen of the Desert last year.
Speaking of his role, new HMTC
for MEAP, Simon Penney, said: 'The UK's trading relationship with the region is already strong, but its true potential has not yet been tapped.
The proposed spectral feature (i.e., HMTC) has a recognition rate of 72.16%, which is 10% higher than the rates obtained by prosodic and formant features.
Features Emotion Anger Happiness Sadness Surprise HMTC 63.64 25.00 33.33 83.33 Prosodic 50.00 66.67 50.00 33.33 Formant 66.67 41.67 25.00 58.33 Prosodic + formant 83.33 75.00 58.33 66.67 HMTC + prosodic + formant 66.67 75.00 66.60 83.33 Features Average accuracy HMTC 51.06 Prosodic 50.00 Formant 47.92 Prosodic + formant 70.83 HMTC + prosodic + formant 72.92 Table 6: Recognition results on EMO-DB (%).
For the second year in a row HMTC
debuted a new flavor at the event.