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 Poncewattle » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:35 pm

Meadowood is not pronounced correctly by Jane.

She says Mee dough wood

It should be like the two separate words, meadow wood

Note that Kate (UK) pronounces it correctly

PL example: https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=76123154
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Poncewattle » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:32 pm

FYI, Meadowood is being pronounced incorrectly by Jane. Tom and Sam got it correct. First syllable should be meh, not mee

PesachZ wrote:Theoretically yes it can be changed, but the change will affect the entire country anywhere that word is used. Therefore we must first know if this is something pronounced differently in different regions.


ok then, I won't complain about how Newark is being pronounced Newerk instead of New-Ark -- like it is supposed to be pronounced in Delaware... ;-)

Also Luray should be LOOray, not lah-ray -- but that's ok as is, because it's how the locals know who is a tourist. :mrgreen:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PMG801 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:49 am

'Av' is not producing the word 'Avenue'.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby pjlasl » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:47 pm

PesachZ wrote:
pjlasl wrote:Looking at TxDOT guide to sign elements, they don't recommend abbreviating Branch and Bridge isn't even on the list.

Based on the earlier discussion I've recommended removing the branch abbreviation, and making Br expand to bridge as well to match the MUTCD.


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

Postby pjlasl » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:41 pm

Looking at TxDOT guide to sign elements, they don't recommend abbreviating Branch and Bridge isn't even on the list.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:03 am

Is it possible that Dr is only being interpreted as Drive if it is the very last word in the road name?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:08 pm

It seems like N isn't being pronounced correctly as North if it doesn't appear as the very last word of a road's entire entered name. Maybe it's related to the slash thing mentioned. "NJ Turnpike N / I-95 N" first N is pronounced incorrectly as N instead of North. "to Garden State Pkwy EXPRESS N / Woodbridge / North Jersey" the N after EXPRESS is incorrectly pronounced as N instead of North.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:16 pm

Can we identify conflicting legacy abbreviations case by case and just not use those?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:20 pm

I would say go by what the GS says, unless you have a good case for deviating from that. For example, most of the Turnpike entrance signs in NJ have the word turnpike written out as a whole, with New Jersey abbreviated as NJ. So the Turnpike should be referenced as "NJ Turnpike" except when it appears on a BGS with lots of other roads, where it makes sense to shorten it to "NJ Tpk" to maximize how much of the ramp name will show in the client navigation banner. Both names are read the same way by TTS, but the difference just tries to improve the visual experience.

We have BGSes on I-287 in northern NJ that reference the Thruway in NY as "N.Y. Thruway" with the periods in N.Y. Southbound on the Garden State Pkwy approaching the Turnpike near Woodbridge, the sign still says "Del. Mem. Br." for the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and that exact phrase still will not be read by TTS correctly in Waze (I don't know if Mem. is a recognized abbreviation for Memorial). We have many old signs with legacy abbreviations all over the state here because according to NJDOT, a mere change to naming standards is not enough reason to replace an entire BGS. Even name changes often just get patched on the BGS with like a small plate that covers the old name with the new one.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:34 pm

Conn. = Connecticut

Mass. = Massachusetts

N.H. = New Hampshire

R.I. = Rhode Island

Del. = Delaware

Tenn. = Tennessee

Ala. = Alabama

Fla. = Florida
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