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 taco909 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:41 am

"Object on road ahead" still sounds like "I objEct, your honor"
"Madre" is pronounced "Mad-reh" rather than "Mod-ray"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:52 am

BarfmanTheGreat wrote:I have a user reporting that voice said Drive instead of Doctor for this segment:
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=83508873
called "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St S"

I see that Jr probably needs a period, but why would Dr. say drive?

They were turning right to go north on that segment, and they said it was the default voice.

Can you confirm this has been fixed now please?

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

Postby PesachZ » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:51 am

SteveInArk wrote:
PesachZ wrote:
SteveInArk wrote:I've been "off-internet" for 3 days. I've looked, but not seen any comments on the forum, or here, that JANE is pronouncing all "leading" directions as the letter itself.

IAW, "N Main St" is pronounced alled "N" Main Street", not "North Main Street".

Sorry if it's posted elsewhere and I've just missed it.

Can you give us a permalink to the exact segment causing this failure?

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I'm not on the road now, so no exact PL that I could post with confidence. But EVERY instance of driving I've done, everywhere, since JANE was defaulted to my phone app, has been that way. No exceptions that I have noted, here in Arkansas.

EDIT: Wait! I did navigate down SE and SW 14th today, in Bentonville. It announced SW 14th as such, not "southwest". Hope that helps.
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=65215588


PesachZ wrote:The double letter direction (SW) we are looking into now, but the single letter Cardinal directions have all been working for us in testing and on my drives. Perhaps you need to clear your local tts cache and see it it is still happening. Search on you app as if searching for a destination. Type in cc@tts and press search. If it still is happening after that please send us the exact location where it happens so we can try to reproduce it.

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The double cardinals (NE, NW, SE, SW) should all be working properly now. Please clear your TTS cache (search for cc@tts) and try it out again. If the issue persists please advise us. Thanks

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

Postby PesachZ » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:49 am

BarfmanTheGreat wrote:I have a user saying that Flaghole Rd is being pronounced as Flag Hill Rd. Maybe the TTS is seeing it as Fla-ghole rather than Flag-Hole, and that's making it sound like Flagil. At any rate, is there a way to test this?

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=4385513

When I test it (only in certain contexts) the ho get swallowed so flag-hole instead sounds like flag-ole with a short o. I'll forward it to the devs, the engine may need to be updated.

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

Postby bmtg » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:19 pm

I have a user saying that Flaghole Rd is being pronounced as Flag Hill Rd. Maybe the TTS is seeing it as Fla-ghole rather than Flag-Hole, and that's making it sound like Flagil. At any rate, is there a way to test this?

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=4385513
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:36 pm

BarfmanTheGreat wrote:
PesachZ wrote:There was an issue which we fixed, when was the report from.
Tell the reporter to navigate to cc@tts, and it should work properly after that.

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It was from June 24. I will provite that fix to them. Thx

It was actually fixed on Jun 23rd, but the user could have already had the bad file cached in their app.
Thank you.

If it still happens after.clearing the cache please let us know.

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

Postby bmtg » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:02 pm

PesachZ wrote:There was an issue which we fixed, when was the report from.
Tell the reporter to navigate to cc@tts, and it should work properly after that.

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It was from June 24. I will provite that fix to them. Thx
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:57 am

BarfmanTheGreat wrote:I have a user reporting that voice said Drive instead of Doctor for this segment:
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=83508873
called "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St S"

I see that Jr probably needs a period, but why would Dr. say drive?

They were turning right to go north on that segment, and they said it was the default voice.

There was an issue which we fixed, when was the report from.
Tell the reporter to navigate to cc@tts, and it should work properly after that.

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

Postby PesachZ » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:56 am

The double letter direction (SW) we are looking into now, but the single letter Cardinal directions have all been working for us in testing and on my drives. Perhaps you need to clear your local tts cache and see it it is still happening. Search on you app as if searching for a destination. Type in cc@tts and press search. If it still is happening after that please send us the exact location where it happens so we can try to reproduce it.

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

Postby steveinark » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:29 am

PesachZ wrote:
SteveInArk wrote:I've been "off-internet" for 3 days. I've looked, but not seen any comments on the forum, or here, that JANE is pronouncing all "leading" directions as the letter itself.

IAW, "N Main St" is pronounced alled "N" Main Street", not "North Main Street".

Sorry if it's posted elsewhere and I've just missed it.

Can you give us a permalink to the exact segment causing this failure?

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I'm not on the road now, so no exact PL that I could post with confidence. But EVERY instance of driving I've done, everywhere, since JANE was defaulted to my phone app, has been that way. No exceptions that I have noted, here in Arkansas.

EDIT: Wait! I did navigate down SE and SW 14th today, in Bentonville. It announced SW 14th as such, not "southwest". Hope that helps.
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=65215588
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