Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:33 am

PesachZ wrote:
dsfargeg wrote:
Files attached.
1440499777-887347-10.tts: Correct pronounciation when reading the address of the destination on Latta Road.
1440499779-24500-21.tts: Incorrect pronounciation when turning from Manitou to Latta.

The pitch and tone of the prompt is different, but neither sounds more like landa than Latta to me. I'm not sure we'll be able to do anything on this one.

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Guess we'll have to agree to disagree. How should I respond to the ur?

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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:05 am

PesachZ wrote:
dsfargeg wrote:So my turn onto Latta Road was:
from Manitou Rd Southbound
To Latta Rd Eastbound

I'm not hearing it wrong, or I'm not understanding what you're hoping to hear. Are you able to get the tts file that sounds wrong, and one that sounds right from your phone?


Files attached.
1440499777-887347-10.tts: Correct pronounciation when reading the address of the destination on Latta Road.
1440499779-24500-21.tts: Incorrect pronounciation when turning from Manitou to Latta.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:53 pm

So my turn onto Latta Road was:
from Manitou Rd Southbound
To Latta Rd Eastbound

Regarding the wiki page, I got to this forum thread from Abbreviations_and_acronyms/USA#Pronunciation_fixes. Maybe this deserves its own wiki page.

Anyways, If I do a "cc@tts" first, and pick source and destination near the offending road name, there aren't many TTS files to go through.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:04 pm

whatnt wrote:
dsfargeg wrote:Is there a way to test without driving?


Yes. You can create directions using the app that travel over the desired segment. Then with Android, you can open the *.tts files with an app like ES File Explorer. Use that app's own player to open them as audio. They are stored in \waze\tts\database\. Then \Jane\ if you're using the Jane voice.

I don't think it is possible to browse such folders with iOS.

Wow, that's awesome! Should this go on the wiki page?

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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:57 am

PesachZ wrote:
dsfargeg wrote:
PesachZ wrote:This is not a problem with the word Latta, rather related to an overarching problem with exit names.


This happens far from the freeway though. I cringe every time i drive it. [WHITE SMILING FACE]

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If you give me a permalink to the exact segment it happens with, (Turning from which segment, to which segment) I can test that specific case too.

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Sure. I'll drive that way to work this morning and send the exact segment

Is there a way to test without driving?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:54 am

PesachZ wrote:This is not a problem with the word Latta, rather related to an overarching problem with exit names.


This happens far from the freeway though. I cringe every time i drive it. ☺

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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby dsfargeg » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:39 am

Jane is mispronouncing "Latta Road" in Greece, NY, as "Landa".

Both A's are pronounced as in "rat". (Jane actually gets this right)

Here's a UR for it, and I can confirm as I drive it frequently.

Interestingly enough it is pronounced correctly when I'm a few miles away from the exit on the local freeway, but it is pronounced incorrectly when I am about to exit.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby driving79 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:28 pm

I did not, I only did the manual map tile refresh. I have just done the TTS though. Other ones where this was wrong are ok now though. This was my first one I ran into since the updates. I'll report back if it does it again, thanks!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby driving79 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:14 pm

Was north as "en" supposed to be fixed now? Other places seem to be ok recently. This is saying "en" still: Image
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby driving79 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:12 pm

Yes, it was not correct (not naming names) :) and I corrected it. I agree, it should not matter.
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