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

Postby WeeeZer14 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:09 pm

There have been situations were Waze has cached the TTS audio files for frequently used streets/ramps. Users had to manually delete these files to get the effects of new TTS rules. I don't remember the details, but just wanted to point that out if you see slightly different pronunciation in different cases. It could be the case or it could be cached data.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WeeeZer14 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:58 pm

I forgot to give my thanks :)

And Jenni reminds me of something I experienced in Chattanooga recently. Had a few ramps named "to I -24". The space was BEFORE the dash instead of after as was the old standard. So TTS said "turn right at eye negative twenty four" :lol:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WeeeZer14 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:43 pm

Here is another non-standard item to add... the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in my back yard and most/all signs use the form "Smoky Mts" which I can tell you TTS right now says as "Smoky emm tee ess".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:04 pm

And I think the period after the single letter indicating that it should be the letter is confusing. Plenty of signs out there that use N. to mean North and S. to mean South etc.

BTW, maybe we should find out how these are handled:
So. (South)
No. (North)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:45 am

Worst case (for single letters):

N N St N

Should be:
North Enn Street North

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

Postby Webs101 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:55 am

Est is east in Quebec. It's grating to hear Waze say "estate" all the time.

Also, along with Saint, there is also Sainte for the feminine. Normally abbreviated St and Ste without periods.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby watchout4others » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:05 pm

UR complained
Street is pronounced yo-pon not ya-pin

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=7180090


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

Postby watchout4others » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:02 pm

I have a UR complaining:
you pronounce the name of the street Hulen not having its human not bother you have me looking for the wrong Street the name of the street that Hulen not Helen thank you

Here is the PL for the segment street name and UR
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=7170668

I personally also drive through the area and it sounds bad
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WarhawkTrombone » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:07 pm

CH-EA in Kenosha county, WI is being pronounced as "County Highway ee-yah." It should be the two letters spoken separately.

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