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 » 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 PesachZ » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:53 am

whatnt wrote:
PesachZ wrote:How should Mineta be pronounced properly?


Like mih-'neh-tah

Does this sound right?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:47 am

dsfargeg wrote: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.

This is not a problem with the word Latta, rather related to an overarching problem with exit names. We are currently testing some fixes for this issue. I will post here once we implement any to production for you to test again.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:45 am

bretmcvey wrote:
PesachZ wrote:
bretmcvey wrote:A couple of pronunciation issues I've encountered with the Jane voice:
  • Burt St - incorrectly pronounced as "Bear-t Street" but should be "Bir-t Street"
  • Ashland - incorrectly pronounced as "Eyes-Land" but should be "Ash-Land"

Please provide examples where you've heard it wrong. Specifically with Ashland it has been reported before but is not always said wrong, it depends on the surrounding context. Examples and PLs are very important.

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The example permalinks to the WME for each were linked at the start of each bullet point, do I need to provide something else or in a different format?

I added Burt to the list now.
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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 whatnt » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:30 pm

No. I wrote it earlier in the thread.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby taco909 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:17 pm

whatnt wrote:
PesachZ wrote:How should Mineta be pronounced properly?


Like mih-'neh-tah

Let me guess...
You're getting M-eye-Nee-Tah?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby whatnt » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:31 pm

PesachZ wrote:How should Mineta be pronounced properly?


Like mih-'neh-tah
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby bretmcvey » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:20 am

PesachZ wrote:
bretmcvey wrote:A couple of pronunciation issues I've encountered with the Jane voice:
  • Burt St - incorrectly pronounced as "Bear-t Street" but should be "Bir-t Street"
  • Ashland - incorrectly pronounced as "Eyes-Land" but should be "Ash-Land"

Please provide examples where you've heard it wrong. Specifically with Ashland it has been reported before but is not always said wrong, it depends on the surrounding context. Examples and PLs are very important.

Sent using Tapatalk for Android


The example permalinks to the WME for each were linked at the start of each bullet point, do I need to provide something else or in a different format?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:13 am

whatnt wrote:A couple more Jane TTS mispronunciations.

object : mispronounced as the verb with the same spelling, əb-ˈjekt

Mineta: mispronounced as ˈmā-nā-ta . This is part of the name of the international airport of Silicon Valley. https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=57502307


Object is already on the list in the wiki.
How should Mineta be pronounced properly?

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