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 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.

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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?
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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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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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