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

Postby Wajo357 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:17 am

orbitc wrote:
GizmoGuy411 wrote:Regarding "Avenue S", I feel that since the word "Avenue" is not used as a suffix, and that it is used in this case more as a proper noun and not as an adjective, that it probably should remain spelled out, which would mean the name entry would be [Avenue 'S'], even though it implicitly implies that the road is an avenue.


Agreed. I'll keep them as you suggested. Again, we'll wait for you before we do any changes.

Keep in mind current Brooklyn Ave names use Ave and not Avenue. Furthermore, I believe street signs say Ave not Avenue. Why fix it if it Ain't broke? My vote is to leave Ave as is and just deal with the s.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Wajo357 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:05 am

orbitc wrote:
I'm waiting for:
Sp
A.T.&T.
Alt
St. Middle St

Those were added last night, so in a couple of days, they'll hit the client and I can test them out. I'm going to try out some combos of "S 1st St W" to see what I get.


Are we getting mix messages?
Wajo357 tested with Avenue S. that yield South.
Someone else tested that it worked.
Perhaps, the reason for this is that we were testing a single letter. More concern with the directional letters. Not combinations of letters like A.T.T.


Correct.
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