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 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:48 pm

I added the following names to the list, you can track their status on the wiki page for USA abbreviations.

Tyson's
Verizon
Belvoir
Ashland
Trompeter
Fond du Lac
Waube
Allouez
(Dimas is already in there)

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

Postby KB_Steveo » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:34 pm

Jane is saying:
Ashland: something like "Eis land", not "Ash land"
Trompeter: (although it's amusing) "Trump eater" not "Trumpeter"
Fond du Lac: "Fond [hard pause] du Lack" should be more like "Fon du Lack"
Waube Ln: "Wab Lane" should be "Wab-E Lane"
Allouez Ave: I forget the pronunciation given at the moment, but it should be pronounced "AL uh way"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby taco909 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:25 am

subs5 wrote:Tyson's is tie-sons like the chicken in the grocery store
Verizon is like the commercial can you hear me? :-) Ver eye zon

What should they be... or are you saying that they are not?

San Dimas is coming out San D-eye-mus... it's phonetically correct but the city is pronounced "San Deemus" The old joke used to be that it was a "Sandy Mass" but nobody really pronounces the las syllable as "mass"

Doran St is coming out "Doe-Ran" with a bit too much emphasis on the 2nd syllable. "Doe-Ren" would sound better.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby subs5 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:51 am

PesachZ,
Tyson's is tie-sons like the chicken in the grocery store

Verizon is like the commercial can you hear me? :-) Ver eye zon

Belvoir is the french words Belle and voir or Bell vwaʀ. Here is link to the french dictionary for voir here

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

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:46 am

PesachZ wrote:
AndyPoms wrote:Is it just me or does the second "Exit" in "Exit Right to Exit ##: SR-### / Main Ave / Anytown" sound like Egg-Sit? It really seems to me like they both sound different.

This has been know for a while it's a bug in the engine, the vendor will have to fix.
Ok. I'm just happy I'm not hearing things/going crazy...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:28 am

subs5 wrote:Have the following items in DC area for consideration:

1) Tyson's Corner comes out at Thigh - sons Corner, PL https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=70969103

2) Verizon Center is Ver is son Center - PL https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=65055377

3) Fort Belvoir is Fort Bel-ver PL https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=52837256

Thanks in advance. subs5
I need to know what they should sound like (especially #3)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby subs5 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:25 am

Have the following items in DC area for consideration:

1) Tyson's Corner comes out at Thigh - sons Corner, PL https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=70969103

2) Verizon Center is Ver is son Center - PL https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=65055377

3) Fort Belvoir is Fort Bel-ver PL https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=52837256

Thanks in advance. subs5
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby baysidelass » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:39 pm

PesachZ wrote:
Baysidelass wrote:Hi, PesachZ, Thank you for clarifying "I.D." will work. "PAX" is short for Patuxent; for this location, usual abbreviation is "PAX RIV". Full name is Naval Air Station Patuxent River. I think this would work best for TTS; what do you think? "Pass & I.D. Office N.A.S. Patuxent River"

Depends on the desired result. "N.A.S." will say the letters NAS, whereas "NAS" will say Naval Air Station.


I think then it should be "NAS" because Naval Air Station will sound more familiar to new personnel and visitors looking for routing to the pass office. Thank you!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kmart27 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:59 pm

PesachZ wrote:Is this what it should sound like?


Close. More along the lines of "Wheelies" with out the Wh.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:13 pm

AndyPoms wrote:Is it just me or does the second "Exit" in "Exit Right to Exit ##: SR-### / Main Ave / Anytown" sound like Egg-Sit? It really seems to me like they both sound different.

This has been know for a while it's a bug in the engine, the vendor will have to fix.
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