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 sketch » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:23 am

That was my suspicion — I couldn't check the spreadsheet earlier.

Test again before taking my word on it — it appears I spelled out "Mount" on the exit I was thinking of back in June. But I do recall seeing "Mt Clemens" and hearing it pronounced "Mount Clemens", correctly, perhaps before that.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:54 pm

DwarfLord wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Already, MT = "mountain" according to the big list.
Does this mean "Mt St Helens Dr" would TTS as "Mountain Saint Helens Drive"? In that case street names beginning with "Mount" should probably continue to spell it out.

Is that only for MT in caps though? I'm rather certain "Exit 2xx: N River Rd / Mt Clemens" is pronounced properly, as of late last year.


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

Postby sketch » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:30 pm

Interesting. Wonder if it's relevant that it's the last word in the string.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:28 pm

Did that change? Because "St Claude Ave" works properly without the period here. Or at least it used to...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:42 pm

CBenson wrote:I have reported this in the past for "Pkwy." However, this morning waze gave me correct directions of "Parkway South" for "Pkwy S"

I've only ever heard it reported for "N". So, "parkway n", but "parkway south", "parkway east", and "parkway west".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:22 pm

It's an Android emulator.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:51 pm

Interesting. Status page says the delay is due to an infrastructural upgrade.

If I can get it to work, I will try to test "Thwy", and I'll look for "Intl" or "Int'l". But I think I just replaced it with "International" on the airport exit itself, and replaced "N O Int'l Airport" with "Airport" on relevant entrances, cause it wasn't worth the hoops or length ('N' O International Airport) to match the sign 1:1.

edit Tested it; "Thwy" is pronounced "thruway". Although I thought it already was.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:26 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The map update cycle is failing on the NA server, but if there are existing segments which have the following abbreviations, please find a way to re-test client TTS and post the results:

Dr.
Penn
BUS
St.
Jr.
CR-###
Intl
Int'l
Nat'l
SH-###
Thwy

I think I removed most of the "Intl" and/or "Int'l"s from the map here, but there's a "Thwy" in Baton Rouge. I have Bluestacks but I don't really know how to pull the files or anything from there. I know there are some CR-xx examples in Michigan, maybe NW Lower Peninsula.

Any reason you want to retest these specific ones?

As for the "N" not making "North", Alan, I didn't experience it in real life until about a month ago, but I've now experienced it twice. Once was "Earhart Expy N", the other was "to Clearview Pkwy N".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:51 am

Thortok2000 wrote:The main bug I have is that the TTS given of a destination when you've reached it seems to use a different TTS than the TTS of turn instructions.

As a turn instruction, 'Ave' is always Avenue, but as a destination, it rhymes with 'have.' =/

That may be the "at" instruction some of us here are/were so curious about. Short summary: Waze generates 2 TTS files for everything, one by itself and one with the "at" prefix, or something like that. I think the latter is for the destination, but we aren't certain.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:44 pm

Possible, then, that instead of failing to pronounce it as "north" after certain words/abbreviations, it's failing to pronounce it as "north" except after certain words/abbreviations. Same result (as far as we know); different causation.

In other words, it seems more likely that something in there is telling it to say "north" after a given list of things (e.g., "St", "Blvd", any numbers) than it is that something in there is telling it not to say "north" after "Pkwy", "Expy", "Chavez", and "Turnpike".
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