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 jasonh300 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:46 am

Alice2 wrote:So, what do we do now? Today I heard Samantha say (twice) "keep left at to I 10 west" and it really was unclear if she meant to, two, or maybe too. It gave the impression there were two I 10 west roads. Sounded strange. Maybe she wasn't feeling well!!


Where exactly did this occur?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:35 pm

It's most likely because the word "To" on the ramp is capitalized, which doesn't conform to the standard.

I'm going to send a PM to the editor in question and make sure this is just a typo and not widespread.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:49 am

LittlestLou wrote:
GizmoGuy411 wrote:Are you sure, because I could swear that it has been that way for a while. We have a ton of county roads in NW Ohio, and we have slowly been changing them to "CR xxx" as we canvas the rural areas. "CR" does get pronounced correctly as "County Road", and not to be confused with "Country Road".


Gizmo, I guess it's possible but I know for sure that CONST ZN and Co Rd happened at the same time. I cannot say for sure about the release prior to 3.5 b/c I had so many GPS issues that I went back to the release before last....

Regardless, I will start using CR. Thanks for the hint.


How about CR-##?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:42 am

LittlestLou wrote:So, just heard "Bus" (for Business) pronounced Bus...again, this is new for me, as of a month or two ago. I did clear out my cache at the recommendation of others but that never made a difference. Sorry if this is a repeat. I haven't been on the forums as much lately.


I don't remember if BUS ever worked for Business, but I noticed that it did not work about 6 months ago.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:28 pm

Wolfeye wrote:Int might work for international?
IA is also an abbreviation for international airport.


I don't think Int is any kind of standard abbreviation for International. IA is the abbreviation for the state of Iowa, so that wouldn't work in the U.S.

How about Int'l?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:25 pm

Wajo357 wrote:3) Would that screw up navigation search if someone just enters in 1304 Ave S, Brooklyn NY, since it is now only Ave "S"? Would adding an alternate name of Ave S help?


What you name a street currently has no bearing on address searches. The street names we assign in WME are only for TTS and display purposes.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:18 pm

txemt wrote:So, when you have 125 S Ave W E, it should read out how?


Geez...you petition the city council to rename it "Elm Street" and be done with it.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:30 am

txemt wrote:I'd have to disagree. How many street signs or exit ramps do you see that have a "" or '' in them? I understand that we're trying to get Waze to say the actual letter instead of a direction, so I would advocate more of the period.


The problem with the period is that when someone reads it on the screen and sees the period, they're going to think it's an abbreviation.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:08 am

orbitc wrote:
Wajo357 wrote:Keep in mind current Brooklyn Ave names use Ave and not Avenue. Furthermore, I believe street signs say Ave not Avenue. Why fix it if it Ain't broke? My vote is to leave Ave as is and just deal with the s.


I think, I need to clarify this:

We are not changing anything. Especially, anything like Brooklyn Ave to Brooklyn Avenue.

My response was keeping Avenue same as it was when it's Avenue S.


I think he meant "the avenues in Brooklyn", rather than Brooklyn Avenue.

Meaning the street signs say "Ave S" rather than "Avenue S"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Tue May 14, 2013 3:01 pm

berestovskyy wrote:Hi!
We have an idea how to improve TTS pronunciation and how to deal with abbreviations. Basically we suggest to use Alt City/Street name to correctly pronounce names and/or to specify a short (abbreviated) street name.

Please support if you like the idea! ;)

Thanks!


This would be a very bad idea and would defeat the true purpose of Alt Name fields (which is for search results).

However, it wouldn't be a bad idea for a new dedicated field in which a phonetic spelling of names could be entered.
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