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 GizmoGuy411 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:41 am

Thortok2000 wrote:Weird bug happened today.

I set a destination on Casey Avenue. When it said to turn onto it, it said Casey Avenue. When I arrived at my destination, it said 'Casey Ave', like the word ave, rhymes with have. That was weird. Any way to fix?


This is a known issue that Waze is working on. Quite a few destinations are pronounced different than what is said in route. Look at the spreadsheet linked in the opening post of this thread to see several examples.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:50 am

orbitc wrote:I have a few instances as well:

to Garden State Pkwy N wasn't correct. It read as "enn" not as "North"
Also, it's reading "Dr" as Doctor.


Is "Dr" being pronounced as "Doctor" wide spread or isolated?

Can you send me some examples?

I want to know if there is any correlation to the occurrence of "Sulgrave Dr" being pronounced as "Sulgrave Doctor" that we have found before in multiple locations.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:14 am

4. The exception to the above is abbreviations for states and or territories; and countries with their three character abbreviation. These contain correct punctuation. Other regions do not fall under this category.
For example: California would be abbreviated to C.A. not CA and Victoria to VIC.


If I am reading this correct, I have an exception to this.

We have been pushing for 2 years now for Waze to adopt the USPS (and others) two letter (without punctuation) for the US States, and Canadian Provinces.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:53 pm

Will chime in as soon as I have some time to address several recent posts.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:27 am

Thortok2000 wrote:The main bug I have is that the TTS given of a destination when you've reached it seems to use a different TTS than the TTS of turn instructions.

As a turn instruction, 'Ave' is always Avenue, but as a destination, it rhymes with 'have.' =/


If you look at the list, you will see two columns for TTS results. While not many have been retested for both results, a few in the list are rather interesting for their differences.

Recently I tried to check the dual file results as I had done before, however was only able to find the files prefixed with "at" in my Android device.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:48 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The map update cycle is failing on the NA server, but if there are existing segments which have the following abbreviations, please find a way to re-test client TTS and post the results:

Dr.
Penn
BUS
St.
Jr.
CR-###
Intl
Int'l
Nat'l
SH-###
Thwy


Easier said than done. Will email you with developments in the the lack of progress in testing.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:53 am

CBenson wrote:...
I still get "Street Stephens Church Road" here without the period. (with Samantha)


Are you clearing your TTS cache before each test?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:02 am

CBenson wrote:Yes. I've cleared the cache.

Next tile update try again. I'm hoping for "Ste." to also say "Sainte" as Canada is also part of North America.
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Re: MT = ?

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:51 am

dbraughlr wrote:What happened to MT = Montana ?


MT = mountain, which we have requested to be changed to Montana
Mt = Mount
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:00 pm

The consensus opinion a long time ago was to have NO positional dependence with anything.

One reason was consistency. Once we have something that is prepositionally dependent, then the understanding of everything else comes into question. So that sense alone, I feel it is worth the storm.

I know there are a lot of segments that start with "St" with no period for Saint, but it will be a great editing project for a lower rank editor to work on if nothing else.

I'm perfectly willing to go with the flow here, but if we are going to rehash our decisions made some time ago, then I think we need to take it to a Champ vote.
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