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 whatnt » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:01 pm

dsfargeg wrote:Is there a way to test without driving?


Yes. You can create directions using the app that travel over the desired segment. Then with Android, you can open the *.tts files with an app like ES File Explorer. Use that app's own player to open them as audio. They are stored in \waze\tts\database\. Then \Jane\ if you're using the Jane voice.

I don't think it is possible to browse such folders with iOS.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby whatnt » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:45 pm

PesachZ wrote:
whatnt wrote:
PesachZ wrote:How should Mineta be pronounced properly?


Like mih-'neh-tah

Does this sound right?


No. Regular n rather than ñ, and neh like "never". And stress on the second syllable: mih-'neh-tah

If it helps, the name is Japanese.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby whatnt » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:30 pm

No. I wrote it earlier in the thread.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby whatnt » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:31 pm

PesachZ wrote:How should Mineta be pronounced properly?


Like mih-'neh-tah
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby whatnt » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:51 am

A couple more Jane TTS mispronunciations.

object : mispronounced as the verb with the same spelling, əb-ˈjekt

Mineta: mispronounced as ˈmā-nā-ta . This is part of the name of the international airport of Silicon Valley. https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=57502307
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby whatnt » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:14 am

Jane TTS mispronounces "accident" as oxident. "Watch out. Oxident reported ahead."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby whatnt » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:43 am

I have had first hand experience with Waze omitting the first word of a road name.

When navigating with a left turn from eastbound Central Expy to northbound De La Cruz Blvd here, the app omits the "De" and says "La Cruz Boulevard". I have not tested from any other direction of travel or from any other connecting segments.

Waze v 3.9.5.0
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WeeeZer14 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:30 am

sketch wrote:It apparently hasn't been tested, but does anyone know whether "Univ" is pronounced "University"?

It is not. At least with no trailing period. Just pronounced "you-niv".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WeeeZer14 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:33 pm

Boro is also useful in NYC ;)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WeeeZer14 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:22 pm

You can try to clear the TTS cache (cc@tts) and try that route again. A ramp near isn't working right for some reason and I need to try that myself.

Ramp is named: Exit to US-11W S / Rutledge / Knoxville

TTS Expected: Exit to US Highway 11 double-u south (pause) Rutledge (pause) Knoxville

TTS Actual: Exit to US Highway West South Rutledge Knoxville (no pauses)

The "expected" form is working fine on other ramps.

I haven't driven through there again since I cleared the cache.
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