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 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 whatnt » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:01 pm

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

Postby whatnt » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:45 pm

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


Like mih-'neh-tah

Does this sound right?


No. Regular n rather than ñ, and neh like "never". And stress on the second syllable: mih-'neh-tah

If it helps, the name is Japanese.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:25 pm

dsfargeg wrote:
PesachZ wrote: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?

Through staff, yes.

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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 PesachZ » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:27 am

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]

Original UR

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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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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