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 qwaletee » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:30 pm

voludu2 wrote:https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-75.32026&lat=40.04081&zoom=5&segments=76507634&mapUpdateRequest=4816115

"Ithan" should be pronounced "Eye-thən". Jane says "Ee-thən"


Jane is clearly a Heathen.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:38 am

voludu2 wrote:A UR reports that hoffmansville was mispronounced as "Houseman"

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=4801572

The UR will disappear soon. It states:
The diagonal Road is not houseman Road and is not straight across from New Hanover Square, Road


That's incorrect.

There was a BC to Hoffmansville before you fixed it, so at the time of the UR, there was no instruction for Hoffmansville. If you look, there's a nearby Houseman Rd to the northwest. That was probably part of the route.

Therefore, the driver was prompted for Houseman as the next turn, possibly as they approached the beginning of Hoffmansville. Due to the similarity of the names and the timing and the lack of instruction for Hoffmansville, the driver interpreted "Houseman" as a "bad Hoffmansville." They reported this as a bad road name, but apparently didn't notice that their expected keep/turn left was a turn right instruction!

Edit: Corrected a reference to Houseman - it had been written "Hoffman" (not Hoffmansville). Also corrected a misspelling of Houseman (Hoseman). The analysis is still the same.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:30 am

TheChrisK wrote:Hello!

Nebraska has three auxilliary state highway types, Links (L-##X), Spurs (S-##X) and Recreation Roads (R-##X). Recently I noticed that Nebraska Link 28B (L-28B) is translated by Jane as "EL TWO EIGHT BEE" instead of "NEBRASKA LINK TWENTY-EIGHT BEE"

I imagine the spurs and rec roads are being translated the in the same fashion but I have not navigated to one recently to know for sure.

PL: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=76193133

Let me know if you need more information.


Is this consistent across all L-nnX / S-nnX / R-nnX roads? Or have you found a single exception? The state wiki page claims that three formats are supported in TTS, but seems to indicate that there is always a 3-digit number, not 2-digits and a letter. If that's the format, then L-28B violates it.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:32 pm

Rich,

City names do not go to TTS. If they appear as control cities in BGS, those would indeed go TTS.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:32 pm

I see at least 14 states that have at least one street with Buena in it.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:51 pm

Just waiting for the first international conflict with a dotted state abbreviation. Bwaaahhahha.

Seriously though, we have more than enough international conflict, I shouldn't jest. But I do. Coping mechanism.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:22 am

Better safe than sorry, especially as we don't know how responsive they'll be if it comes out wrong and we ask for additional changes.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:12 am

OK, thanks, sketch. Might I suggest editing the following sentence to make that clear?

sketch wrote:Also, I propose to add the following as "N H", "N J", "N M" . . . "N B", because NH ... NB will already say the state/province name, and to avoid "north H", etc.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:22 pm

sketch wrote:I am ready to submit a bunch of old-fashioned state abbreviations with periods (avoid conflict) plus every state abbreviation specifically followed by a hyphen (to attempt to get rid of that nasty pause issue).

I have SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED a few things from my submissions, including:

K-
M-
N-

because Kansas, Michigan, and Nebraska use those (respectively) for their state highways, and pronounce them as such, and

R.I.
B.C.

because the alternatives without periods are already expanded, so there needs to be a way to say just the letters (in case there's, say, a N.D. Somebody Rd somewhere).

Also, I propose to add the following as "N H", "N J", "N M" . . . "N B", because NH ... NB will already say the state/province name, and to avoid "north H", etc.

N.H.
N.J.
N.M.
N.Y.
N.C.
N.D.
S.C.
S.D.
N.B.


So to have an actual North H Street, we would have to spell out North?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:07 am

Off topic, but I can't resist.

Near where I live are two streets that every map messes up. We have Boulevard (just plain, one word), and The Circle. Boulevard isn't so bad -- even if it is abbreviated "Blvd" most people can grok that as a complete name. But "The Cir" confuses the heck out of most newcomers.

It took me seconds to fix in Waze. It took me months to fix in Google and Bing.
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