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 skreidle » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:25 pm

This TTS issue likely affects any drivers who travel I-95 in VA and use exit 89 (Lewistown Rd). subs5 suggested I post this here.

UR: https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... 87&env=usa

Waze app (iOS, app v4.7.0.2) has been mispronouncing "Lewistown" as "Luh-WEES-town" -- until I got to the exit ramp, at which point it was the correct "LOO-iss-town". Spelling and punctuation are consistent; TTS cache has been cleared w/no change.

(I've experienced a similar issue approaching Lewiston Rd from Fairview Rd here -- https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=73424264 -- at least twice, but a cache clear resolved that. (It was pronouncing "LOO-iss-tun" as "Luh-WEES-tun".))
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:35 am

Update we just got Dtwn = Downtown, and Ct = Court published for the USA. I'm updating the wiki. The status update for pronunciation fixes is still glib (they are taking a long time via a manual string of processes). We still hope for a semi-automated solution to speed things up.

In the meantime we can fast track urgently needed fixes via in house hackery, but please reserve this for truly urgent requests. I.e. pronunciations that are very wrong, and confusing/unsettling to drivers, and affect a large number of drivers.


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

Postby xanderb » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:40 am

This segment has Sterl getting spelled out. It should be pronounced like Steril.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby xanderb » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:39 pm

The "Eye of" issue does not seem to be present any longer. Must have been a hiccup with the vendor TTS for a couple weeks.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:54 am

xanderb wrote:
RussPA wrote:I don't see "Colonel" on the Jane wiki. I assume it's abbreviated "Col".

Col without a period does work in WME. It will be added to the list to test to make sure it behaves with other conditions.

Col. has NOT been specifically added for support by Waze, but as mentioned here ay work natively regardless.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby xanderb » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:10 pm

RussPA wrote:I don't see "Colonel" on the Jane wiki. I assume it's abbreviated "Col".

Col without a period does work in WME. It will be added to the list to test to make sure it behaves with other conditions.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby RussPA » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:53 pm

I don't see "Colonel" on the Jane wiki. I assume it's abbreviated "Col".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby herrchin » Mon May 30, 2016 6:26 pm

PesachZ wrote:Cir was omitted accidentally, I have now replaced it in the wiki list for Jane. Cir does work and is recommended for Circle.

"Cir" appears to have gone missing again from the Jane wiki list?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby MGODLEW » Tue May 24, 2016 8:12 pm

Kittanning is being said as KIT-TEN-ING, however it should be KITT-ANN-ING

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-79.91298&lat=40.49612&zoom=8&segments=81996565
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby xanderb » Tue May 24, 2016 12:12 am

I would think if it was a client issue, it wouldn't say it in WME. This isn't the only "eye of" issue in the area, other editors have the same issue with other ramps.
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