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 AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:39 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:Boro → Borough

That's not an abbreviation, but simply how you would pronounce "boro" as a stand-alone word. :)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:32 pm

txemt wrote:I have confirmed, about 5 minutes ago, that Clle reads out as "call"

I thought we decided a while back to just spell out "Calle" as it's only a single character different.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:36 am

Since we parse this "Exit 70A-B" in our mind as two separate exits, you could simply name the ramp "Exit 70A and B" because that's what we think in our head anyway. Since there is no other wording on the first BGS, just leave all the other words off the ramp name, letting that verbiage be part of the subsequent actual Exit 70A and 70B.

(FYI: I also will often take the first ramp and leave it unnamed because no driver who should be driving should be confused when they here "Exit to the right at exit 70A...." or "70B" when the sign says "70A-B". It's just clearly obvious.)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:20 am

txemt wrote:
jemay wrote:But putting a period implies there is more to the letter (representing a word).


Huh?

A period means either the end of a sentence or that it is an abbreviation. One could argue E. is an abbreviation for East, but it cannot be an abbreviation for "ee" and therefore the dot method, I feel, should not be used.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:27 am

orbitc wrote:I agree with Alan. Few of us tested these with few different combination. The Best option, IMO, should be either with single quotes or double quotes.

I like single. Because they are thinner.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon May 27, 2013 8:33 pm

Here's a report of Waze properly pronouncing "County Rd" for the "Co" abbreviation. User is from Michigan.

https://twitter.com/sorcererdale/status ... 8604571648

It's the first I've heard of this.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed May 29, 2013 6:57 pm

jondrush wrote:Two recent abbreviations I've seen are L for lower and O for old. Anyone know how TTS would handle these?

I think those should just be spelled out.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed May 29, 2013 7:37 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Here's a report of Waze properly pronouncing "County Rd" for the "Co" abbreviation. User is from Michigan..

Looks like this road is using the abbreviation of "CR" and not "Co" per the original tweet. Road is "CR-480": https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=4&lat ... s=19400448 south of Harvey, MI.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed May 29, 2013 8:15 pm

dctdye wrote:I'm assuming this is a known bug/naming problem with the spacing but today i was told to stay right onto us-280 instead of U.S. I *think* it was this ramp:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=6&lat ... nts=956781

You need to have spaces on both sides of the slash characters, per the naming guidelines.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed May 29, 2013 8:29 pm

dctdye wrote:Figured it was something simple like that. That's hopefully fixed now. Thanks :D

I noted others in the area, too. You'll probably be going around fixing a bunch now?
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