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 PesachZ » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:12 am

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

Postby PesachZ » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:10 am

whatnt wrote:Jane TTS mispronounces "accident" as oxident. "Watch out. Oxident reported ahead."

This is part of the built in files in the app, we will look into it.

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

Postby whatnt » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:51 am

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

Postby bretmcvey » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:58 am

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

Postby whatnt » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:14 am

Jane TTS mispronounces "accident" as oxident. "Watch out. Oxident reported ahead."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:36 pm

Poncewattle wrote:Meadowood is not pronounced correctly by Jane.

She says Mee dough wood

It should be like the two separate words, meadow wood

Note that Kate (UK) pronounces it correctly

PL example: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=76123154

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

Postby Poncewattle » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:35 pm

Meadowood is not pronounced correctly by Jane.

She says Mee dough wood

It should be like the two separate words, meadow wood

Note that Kate (UK) pronounces it correctly

PL example: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=76123154
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jbdomien » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:23 pm

PesachZ wrote:
jbdomien wrote:Hi,
PesachZ wrote:The French phrase "La Salle" is being pronounced as "La Sale" when
LaSalle is said correctly as in the french (La Sal), I'll add "La Salle" to the list, you can see it on the wiki.


Give me the URL's wiki, please.

The New wiki for the Jane voice was mentioned earlier in this thread.

This wiki has a list of all active recommended abbreviations, and pronunciation fixes with their current status.

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Thank you very much, PesachZ!

PS : English is not my mother tongue . I need time to read and understand. I check this forum for some time. I come from west french indies :)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:58 pm

jbdomien wrote:Hi,
PesachZ wrote:The French phrase "La Salle" is being pronounced as "La Sale" when
LaSalle is said correctly as in the french (La Sal), I'll add "La Salle" to the list, you can see it on the wiki.


Give me the URL's wiki, please.

The New wiki for the Jane voice was mentioned earlier in this thread.

This wiki has a list of all active recommended abbreviations, and pronunciation fixes with their current status.

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

Postby jbdomien » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:12 pm

Hi,
PesachZ wrote:The French phrase "La Salle" is being pronounced as "La Sale" when
LaSalle is said correctly as in the french (La Sal), I'll add "La Salle" to the list, you can see it on the wiki.


Give me the URL's wiki, please.
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