Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

Image This is the place to discuss issues that are relevant for locations in the US. For any other discussions, please use the main forums.

Moderator: MapSir

Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

Postby orbitc » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:21 pm

We will start changing N, E, W, S letters in NY and NJ starting Monday.
Regional Coordinator for Northeast (DE, NJ, NY, PA) & New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
• ßeta Tester
• iOS ßeta: Always the latest version
• WME ßeta

Image
WME | Mentoring | AM | USA
orbitc
Master Raider
Master Raider
 
Posts: 5777
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:51 pm
Location: USA
Has thanked: 2069 times
Been thanked: 4751 times

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

Postby floppyrod84 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:09 am

Because people keep requesting things across the pond and elsewhere without anyone thinking about the consequences for everyone else. I keep saying it but there needs to be a proper requesting system and a structure in place, and testing by Waze on the TTS side.
What I really want to see is the ability for separate countries to have their own TTS rules which would sort all this out completely, and have designated testers and implementers from each country to have direct access, or at least to work VERY closely with HQ so things can be changed easily.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
floppyrod84
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:17 pm
Location: Sheerness, Kent, UK
Has thanked: 46 times
Been thanked: 45 times

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

Postby orbitc » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:40 am

xteejx,
Couldn't agree more.

I'm sure, you've seen that we've been testing these in the past 2 weeks. We're also working close with some of the Waze Champs.

Without Waze doing anything initially, we'll fix our local issue by renaming those letters (N,S,E,W) with single letters. Currently, Avenue S in NY pronounced as Avenue South, which is wrong.

Our final conclusion is to use this format:

Avenue S will be Ave 'S'
Regional Coordinator for Northeast (DE, NJ, NY, PA) & New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
• ßeta Tester
• iOS ßeta: Always the latest version
• WME ßeta

Image
WME | Mentoring | AM | USA
orbitc
Master Raider
Master Raider
 
Posts: 5777
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:51 pm
Location: USA
Has thanked: 2069 times
Been thanked: 4751 times

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

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:02 am

I assume we need to update the Wiki with this new recommendation.
kentsmith9
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 5063
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:33 pm
Location: SF/SJ Bay Area of Northern California
Has thanked: 1286 times
Been thanked: 1509 times

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

Postby Gizmoguy411 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:42 am

To insure that we have tested as many possibilities for BOTH TTS files generated, here are the re-tests I just submitted to my test rig. (They are NOT in the list yet.)

N / n / E / e / S / s / W / w / NE / ne / NW / ne / SE / se / SW / sw
N. / n. / E. / e. / S. / s. / W. / w.
'N' / 'n' / 'E' / 'e' / 'S' / 's' / 'W' / 'w'
"N" / "n" / "E" / "e" / "S" / "s" / "W" / "w"
/N , /n , /E , /e , /S , /s , /W , /w

Please wait until the results are in for all of these before changing any segment names.

They were entered into WME 2013-02-03 05:30 UTC, so the results may not be available until Monday. I'll will try to audio test them as soon as they are incorporated into the map updates.
ImageImageImageImage

U.S. based Global Champ
U.S. CM
U.S. Great Lakes RC: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
AM: NW OH, NE IN, SE MI
Wiki Profile
Verizon: Galaxy S6 Edge w/ Android 5.1.1 & iPad "3" w/ iOS 8.2.0
Gizmoguy411
Global Champ Mentor
Global Champ Mentor
 
Posts: 1376
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:14 am
Location: NW Ohio, SE Michigan, NW Indiana tri-state area
Has thanked: 545 times
Been thanked: 372 times

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

Postby Gizmoguy411 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:57 am

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.

As an example, there is a road near me called "West Course Road". I have it named in Waze as [West Course Rd] rather than [W Course Rd]. The word "West" in this case is part of the proper noun for the name of the road, and NOT a cardinal prefix adjective.
ImageImageImageImage

U.S. based Global Champ
U.S. CM
U.S. Great Lakes RC: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
AM: NW OH, NE IN, SE MI
Wiki Profile
Verizon: Galaxy S6 Edge w/ Android 5.1.1 & iPad "3" w/ iOS 8.2.0
Gizmoguy411
Global Champ Mentor
Global Champ Mentor
 
Posts: 1376
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:14 am
Location: NW Ohio, SE Michigan, NW Indiana tri-state area
Has thanked: 545 times
Been thanked: 372 times

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

Postby orbitc » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:42 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
Please wait until the results are in for all of these before changing any segment names.

They were entered into WME 2013-02-03 05:30 UTC, so the results may not be available until Monday. I'll will try to audio test them as soon as they are incorporated into the map updates.


OK. We'll wait for you.
thanks
Regional Coordinator for Northeast (DE, NJ, NY, PA) & New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
• ßeta Tester
• iOS ßeta: Always the latest version
• WME ßeta

Image
WME | Mentoring | AM | USA
orbitc
Master Raider
Master Raider
 
Posts: 5777
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:51 pm
Location: USA
Has thanked: 2069 times
Been thanked: 4751 times

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

Postby orbitc » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:46 am

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.
Regional Coordinator for Northeast (DE, NJ, NY, PA) & New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
• ßeta Tester
• iOS ßeta: Always the latest version
• WME ßeta

Image
WME | Mentoring | AM | USA
orbitc
Master Raider
Master Raider
 
Posts: 5777
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:51 pm
Location: USA
Has thanked: 2069 times
Been thanked: 4751 times

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.
Image
Area Manager: New York / New Jersey (in USA)
Wajo357
 
Posts: 360
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:16 pm
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 6 times

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

Postby orbitc » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:41 am

Wajo357 wrote: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.


I think, I need to clarify this:

We are not changing anything. Especially, anything like Brooklyn Ave to Brooklyn Avenue.

My response was keeping Avenue same as it was when it's Avenue S.

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.

As an example, there is a road near me called "West Course Road". I have it named in Waze as [West Course Rd] rather than [W Course Rd]. The word "West" in this case is part of the proper noun for the name of the road, and NOT a cardinal prefix adjective.


So, Brooklyn Ave stays as is. Once we have to go ahead from GizmoGuy411 we'll start changing those directional letters.
Regional Coordinator for Northeast (DE, NJ, NY, PA) & New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
• ßeta Tester
• iOS ßeta: Always the latest version
• WME ßeta

Image
WME | Mentoring | AM | USA
orbitc
Master Raider
Master Raider
 
Posts: 5777
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:51 pm
Location: USA
Has thanked: 2069 times
Been thanked: 4751 times

PreviousNext

Return to United States

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users