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 t0cableguy » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:54 pm

We are having a problem where S West Shore Ave in tampa is being pronounced Southwest Shore Ave with no space between the South and the West. We are considering removing the cardinal from the primary name, and setting it only as an alt. But if we dont put SW it should give a pause between South & West.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby okladriver » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:31 pm

Chickasha

Jane pronounces as "Chick-cash-uh"

Should be "Chick-a-shay" ('tʃɪk.ə.ʃeɪ)

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 069&zoom=1
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby voludu2 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:01 pm

Uwchlan
Jane pronounces it "U.W. clan"
Should be "you-chlƏn" (schwa sound in second syllable)

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=75534767

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

Postby PesachZ » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:02 am

jondrush wrote:Hah. shows how provincial I am. I never thought to check if Penna is a common name. Thanks for the fix.

On another topic from Pennsylvania. Could we get Phila to say Philadelphia? I Googled it and it doesn't seem to be a common usage anywhere else.

I can put in the request, but for uniformity it will probably end up with all the abbreviations having a period. So it will probably be "Phila." = "Philadelphia"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:58 am

Hah. shows how provincial I am. I never thought to check if Penna is a common name. Thanks for the fix.

On another topic from Pennsylvania. Could we get Phila to say Philadelphia? I Googled it and it doesn't seem to be a common usage anywhere else.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:10 pm

kmart27 wrote:
PesachZ wrote:How should Nyes be pronounced?
When was the UR for the S Bailey Rd from? We recently had a briefs period where those abbreviations weren't working, but it has been fixed now. Can you please also give us a permalink to the UR so we can check it.


Nyes should be pronounced like the Y is an I: "Nies" or the same way you pronounce Bill Nye.

Here's the permalink to the UR for S Bailey Rd: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-75.76327&lat=39.98579&zoom=5&mapUpdateRequest=4566186

Nyes is on the to do list (but not a high priority right now)
I tested that S Bailey junction and it is working properly, I responded to the UR for the reporter to clear TTS using cc@tts. That should fix it for him.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby taco909 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:13 pm

PesachZ wrote:No , she will speak all the local abbreviations properly. But it will still sound like an American tourist saying it.

Every now and then I can detect a bit of Jane's "Jawja" heritage :lol:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:29 pm

voludu2 wrote:
PesachZ wrote: :| Jane is designed to read American English names and phrases, I imagine that's not commonplace Italian streets and places.

I thought I had heard that Jane was chosen because of her ability to pronounce things one way in one country and another way in another. Was I misinformed?

No , she will speak all the local abbreviations properly. But it will still sound like an American tourist saying it.
For example if in Italy HI-## means Highway Italia ## Jane will day that in Italy even though the same name in the US she would read as Hawaii ##.

That does not mean we cannot make specific adjustments globally per voice, and also specifically per country. But unless they are high value words, or also used in English speaking countries, it's probably not worth the effort.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kmart27 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:41 pm

PesachZ wrote:How should Nyes be pronounced?
When was the UR for the S Bailey Rd from? We recently had a briefs period where those abbreviations weren't working, but it has been fixed now. Can you please also give us a permalink to the UR so we can check it.


Nyes should be pronounced like the Y is an I: "Nies" or the same way you pronounce Bill Nye.

Here's the permalink to the UR for S Bailey Rd: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-75.76327&lat=39.98579&zoom=5&mapUpdateRequest=4566186
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby voludu2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:25 am

PesachZ wrote: :| Jane is designed to read American English names and phrases, I imagine that's not commonplace Italian streets and places.

I thought I had heard that Jane was chosen because of her ability to pronounce things one way in one country and another way in another. Was I misinformed?
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