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 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:35 pm

The map update cycle is failing on the NA server, but if there are existing segments which have the following abbreviations, please find a way to re-test client TTS and post the results:

Dr.
Penn
BUS
St.
Jr.
CR-###
Intl
Int'l
Nat'l
SH-###
Thwy
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:12 pm

egnralnc wrote:
sketch wrote:In other words, it seems more likely that something in there is telling it to say "north" after a given list of things (e.g., "St", "Blvd", any numbers) than it is that something in there is telling it not to say "north" after "Pkwy", "Expy", "Chavez", and "Turnpike".

So, if that's the case, how to we get this fixed for "Pkwy", "Expy", "Tpk", etc.? Add to the Google Docs table?

It should be tested carefully. I have not seen any examples, personally, where "N" failed to pronounce "North" as it usually would be expected to.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:29 pm

sketch wrote:Any reason you want to retest these specific ones?

They've been around a while waiting to be added, and I've been working with Orit to implement them correctly.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:41 pm

sketch wrote:edit Tested it; "Thwy" is pronounced "thruway". Although I thought it already was.

Perhaps it was. I couldn't tell from the spreadsheet if it was working or not, as "Thwy" was marked as "Throughway" but also has "A" in the last column, meaning it needed to be added. Was a bit confusing.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:42 pm

sketch wrote:Interesting. Status page says the delay is due to an infrastructural upgrade.

https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 71#p740271
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:12 pm

CBenson wrote:I still get "Street Stephens Church Road" here without the period. (with Samantha)

Well, it does need the period. :)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:20 pm

Quick testing today showed these results. Only one failure.

Dr. MLK Jr. Pkwy = doctor em ell kay junior parkway
St. Penn Pkwy W = saint pen parkway west
Dr. St. John St = doctor saint jon street
St. Dr. St N = saint doctor street north
S Penn Dr = south pen drive
Penn Dr S = pen drive south
SH-219 = state highway two nineteen
US-410 BUS S = you ess four ten business south
I-84 BUS = eye eighty four bus
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:35 pm

sketch wrote:Interesting. Wonder if it's relevant that it's the last word in the string.

My thought exactly. I defined the rule similarly to how N=north is defined, which is different than all the other cardinals, which may also explain why @txemt has noted that is seems "xyz Pkwy N" pronounces "enn" rather than "north." I will be checking on this.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:11 pm

DwarfLord wrote:Can I suggest adding "Mt." (or Mt?) for "Mount" to the "usual suspects" list? Rarer than the others perhaps, but even in my neighborhood there is a "Mount Hermon Rd". We spell it out now and nobody's in a hurry to change that, but it would be nice to know if we could abbreviate if we wanted to.

Edit: In Washington there must be a "Mt St Helens Dr" or something like it somewhere :)

I can't believe that "Mt" or "Mt." is not in the BIG list at all. Unless we need to differentiate, I suggest just "Mt" = "mount"

Already, MT = "mountain" according to the big list.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:41 pm

DwarfLord wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Already, MT = "mountain" according to the big list.
Does this mean "Mt St Helens Dr" would TTS as "Mountain Saint Helens Drive"? In that case street names beginning with "Mount" should probably continue to spell it out.

Yes. When in doubt, spell it out is the mantra. I've added "Mt" to our request list to Waze.

DwarfLord wrote:I am curious about this topic but as I do not quite know where the "big list" is officially documented...

This is the community-built list which merely documents how TTS has been heard to work. It is a Drive document, link is at the top of this thread.
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