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 ramblinwreck_81 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:15 pm

understand. is there anything else I need to do?

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

Postby ramblinwreck_81 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:27 am

Trying to solve a UR but I have heard the same instructions myself when driving to this road.

PL is above.

What it should sound like is "Base" (above) and what it does sound like is "Bass" (posted above).

The voice instructions recite the "to Dobbins Air Reserve" as above in the PL, only it says "Bass" vice "Base".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby ramblinwreck_81 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:35 pm

I'm not sure if I just list words here that are misspoken in the app or if I put them on a list somewhere. Please let me know the right protocol.

The waze app pronounces "Base" like "Bass" (as in the fish).

Example, "Dobbins Air Reserve Base" is currently pronounced "Dobbins Air Reserve Bass"

PL: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=4923144
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby RadicaIBender » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:04 pm

Mispronunciation of "Rowlett"

Using Jane / US English

Says: "roh-LET"

Should be: "ROW-let" or "row-LET" (first syllable rhymes with "cow")

Example segment (the entire street is lengthy): https://www.waze.com/en-US/editor/?env= ... s=49754283
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby R4CLucky14 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:19 am

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AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I saw a street sign today for a "Terrace" which used "TR" as the abbreviation. This would conflict with "TR" for "Trail."


I am uncertain if spelling or standard abbreviations is taught at Street Sign School. :lol:

Normally, Trail would be Trl, Terrace would be Ter

https://www.usps.com/send/official-abbreviations.htm (click on the Street Suffixes tab).


With all this conflicts, why are we doing this? Wouldn't it be better to simply ask Waze to
implement a TTS field, so we can actually follow the goal of making it simple to the user: matching the BGS?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby R4CLucky14 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:56 pm

After reading this thread for the first time, I really like the notion of a separate TTS field. Would solve alot of the issues with overlapping abbreviations.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:57 pm

Kartografer wrote:
DrDisaster wrote:Chili is not pronounced like the food or chilly weather. It should be a long I like eye. Ch-eye-l-eye

xanderb wrote:In most cases where a word or road name is very commonly pronounced a certain way, it is impossible to replace for a single road. Those TTS replacements are done for the whole country.

Yes, a word can only be pronounced one way. For example, I'm sure New Yorkers would like Waze to read Houston St as "hauston street," but since Houston is pronounced as "hyuston" in the rest of the US we can't change it without making the pronunciation incorrect to more people.



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

Postby qwaletee » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:47 pm

Poncewattle wrote:Just last week I was routed to a doctor that ended in PA (search result pulled from Google since there is no Waze place for it) and it said "You have arrived at Dr. Alfieri PA" but Jane pronounced it Pennsylvania.


I believe that's destination TTS, which does not use the same code as seg name TTS.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:31 am

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 5,82859798

Secaucus is pronounced correctly when it is at the end of the segment name, (se-CAW-cuss, segment on the upper right), but mispronounced when there is text following (se-CAW-keez, segment on lower left connecting to eastbound local lanes).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:37 am

Really? I thought we followed whatever street signs said. 11 vs 11th seems like NBD for real estate, and "eleven avenue" sounds awkward to me.

PesachZ wrote:
G_W1Z wrote:Sorry if this has been discussed/posted before.

I have looked over the standard suffix abbreviations page and am left with a question: should numbered street names which appear on signs as letters be named with a number? Example: 11th Ave in Springettsbury PA (York). In WME (Permalink) it is given the digit name instead of the lettering.

This isn't really a TTS question both options "Eleventh" and "11th" will be spoken the same by TTS. However for uniformity, simplicity, and the smaller space on the screen it uses, we prefer the numerical digits when the sign is spelled out.

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