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 Bmtg » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:09 pm

Edit: no issue.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby karlcr9911 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:40 pm

Mile 3 Rd is being pronounced as Mile Third

Should say Mile Three Road
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby whatnt » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:10 am

Is there any word on including Ñ (énye) in Jane?

Waze is currently mispronouncing "Cañada" of the road here and the college name here like the country name.

The locals are stirring ;)

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

Postby TheLastTaterTot » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:51 pm

thanks Pz. I guess we wait.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:58 pm

TheLastTaterTot wrote:
PesachZ wrote:The fact that the same phrase (if it is truly the same phrase, eg same turn prompt (right/left) to the same segment) is changing over time may indicate that the vendor is tweaking the tts engine and trying to fix the bug. Who knows?


is it possible to get a permanent fix for this pronunciation rule? Or can anyone think of a word that ends with "no" that produces any other sound other than nō?

any fix on our end will have to be specific to an individual spelling of a word, and repeating for each similar word to ensure it works properly. Our vendor can fix the logic, which it seems they may be working on, which would then fix all such similar words.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby TheLastTaterTot » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:37 pm

PesachZ wrote:The fact that the same phrase (if it is truly the same phrase, eg same turn prompt (right/left) to the same segment) is changing over time may indicate that the vendor is tweaking the tts engine and trying to fix the bug. Who knows?


is it possible to get a permanent fix for this pronunciation rule? Or can anyone think of a word that ends with "no" that produces any other sound other than nō?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:45 am

TheLastTaterTot wrote:Hi there,

I've been having on-and-off issues with Jane oddly adding an unknown [long] ē sound at the end of "Gano" of "Gano St".

First question – is this a context specific rule that can be permanently fixed? I personally can't think of any words that end in an 'o' and is followed by a long 'e' sound. Second, why is this issue inconsistent from month to month? It seems to disappear only to reappear several weeks later? Currently, she does not produce the ē after Gano, but she did just a week ago.

To be specific,
The incorrect pronunciation by Jane just a week ago is: gone-no-ee or gän-nō-ē

In the past, she has also incorrectly pronounced it as: gan-nō

As of the time of this post, she is incorrectly pronouncing it as: gän-nō

The correct pronunciation is: gane-no or gā-nō

PL to example "Gano St" segment: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-71.38934&lat=41.82087&zoom=5&segments=43506010

The fact that the same phrase (if it is truly the same phrase, eg same turn prompt (right/left) to the same segment) is changing over time may indicate that the vendor is tweaking the tts engine and trying to fix the bug. Who knows?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby TheLastTaterTot » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:42 pm

Hi there,

I've been having on-and-off issues with Jane oddly adding an unknown [long] ē sound at the end of "Gano" of "Gano St".

First question – is this a context specific rule that can be permanently fixed? I personally can't think of any words that end in an 'o' and is followed by a long 'e' sound. Second, why is this issue inconsistent from month to month? It seems to disappear only to reappear several weeks later? Currently, she does not produce the ē after Gano, but she did just a week ago.

To be specific,
The incorrect pronunciation by Jane just a week ago is: gone-no-ee or gän-nō-ē

In the past, she has also incorrectly pronounced it as: gan-nō

As of the time of this post, she is incorrectly pronouncing it as: gän-nō

The correct pronunciation is: gane-no or gā-nō

PL to example "Gano St" segment: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-71.38934&lat=41.82087&zoom=5&segments=43506010
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby voludu2 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:58 pm

Can the pronunciation of Paoli be corrected?
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=82032725

Should be pay-OH-lee (emphasis on second syllable)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby t0cableguy » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:50 pm

I asked them what voice they were using so maybe that will have bearing on the issue. I don't have any alternate routes close to me so I can't check myself.
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