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

Postby qwaletee » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:18 am

sketch,

Are you saying to use these abbreviations even when BGS doesn't (i.e., a different abbreviation or fully spelled out)?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:26 pm

I can see Divers being an issue, as it is also a word unto itself.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:41 pm

I would say NY/NJ uses poo-LAS-key. More bad pronunciation key donations appreciated.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:30 pm

This is an old discussion.

Br can mean either Branch or Bridge in the real world. In TTS, unless there is some common pattern that would allow the TTS engine to differentiate the use cases, it has to be one or the other. Bridge is far more common, though Brg has much traction as well.

I'd be far more willing to sacrifice Branch to Bridge than the other way around. We can, perhaps, ask Waze to run us a report of every instance of "Br," and spell out all the Branch ones that we can find. It would be a big job, nonetheless, as each case would have to be examined, an determined to be Branch or Bridge.

Theoretically, yes, we could do it the other way around, and turn all Bridge instances of Br into Brg.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Fri May 23, 2014 1:12 am

Note that missing space before the first slash.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Tue May 20, 2014 3:59 am

How about one LESS space instead? Northern VA/Frederick instead of Northern VA / Frederick
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Sun May 18, 2014 8:57 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
qwaletee wrote:Have we ever had a problem with X=10th before? Per the UR below, the X in Malcolm X Blvd was being pronounced "tenth." I don't know if this is an isolated occurrence. I imagine if it is a problem, it could be resolved by changing "X" to "X." (with a period).

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... 35&endshow

'X' should be sufficient to say "ex" instead of "tenth."


SHould be. In this case, apparently wasn't.
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