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 MGODLEW » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:58 pm

It is with a heavy heart, I am sad to report, I was not in the Delorean that day. The flux capacitor needed some fine tuning so I was forced to use my hoverboard.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:44 pm

Thortok2000 wrote:
MGODLEW wrote:I discovered an issue with TTS the other day for this "Place" Magisterial District Court 11-3-07 Its official name is Eleven Three Zero Seven however waze pronounces 11-3-07 as Novermber 3rd, 2007. "Arriving Magisterial District Court Novermber 3rd, 2007"

....You were driving a DeLorean, weren't you?

Did you notice a cable attached to the clock tower on the courthouse?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Thortok2000 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:09 pm

MGODLEW wrote:I discovered an issue with TTS the other day for this "Place" Magisterial District Court 11-3-07 Its official name is Eleven Three Zero Seven however waze pronounces 11-3-07 as Novermber 3rd, 2007. "Arriving Magisterial District Court Novermber 3rd, 2007"


....You were driving a DeLorean, weren't you?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:45 pm

MGODLEW wrote:I discovered an issue with TTS the other day for this "Place" Magisterial District Court 11-3-07 Its official name is Eleven Three Zero Seven however waze pronounces 11-3-07 as Novermber 3rd, 2007. "Arriving Magisterial District Court Novermber 3rd, 2007"

Keep in mind that's a destination prompt which uses raw nuance. There many problems with is using raw nuance.

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

Postby PesachZ » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:44 pm

MGODLEW wrote:I discovered an issue with TTS the other day for this "Place" Magisterial District Court 11-3-07 Its official name is Eleven Three Zero Seven however waze pronounces 11-3-07 as Novermber 3rd, 2007. "Arriving Magisterial District Court Novermber 3rd, 2007"

Keep in mind that's a destination prompt which uses raw nuance

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

Postby MGODLEW » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:39 pm

I discovered an issue with TTS the other day for this "Place" Magisterial District Court 11-3-07 Its official name is Eleven Three Zero Seven however waze pronounces 11-3-07 as November 3rd, 2007. "Arriving Magisterial District Court November 3rd, 2007"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:21 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:Your help is needed!

Several reports have been received that certain roads with the "Dr" abbreviation have been voiced by TTS as "doctor" instead of "drive".

In the Boston area it has happened with "Memorial Dr W" and I believe "Memorial Dr E".

In New York City it has happened with "FDR Dr N" and possibly with "FDR Dr S".

This does not seem to happen all the time.

My suspicion, is that it MAY be occurring during periods when the abbreviation "Dr" is being in heavy use by the TTS server. So if it is rush hour on the west coast and a lot of "Dr" abbreviations are being used, then it COULD also happen on the east coast at the same instant.

In order to help Waze determine the issue, we need to provide them with examples with the following infomation:

- The WME permalink with the segment that you heard the TTS for selected. (Not where you were at the time you heard it, but the segment that was being spoken in the TTS instruction.)

- Your time zone.
- A copy of the actual TTS file from your mobile device.
- The timestamp of the TTS file.

Acquiring a copy of the TTS file and its timestamp can be accomplished as follows:
- For Android devices, download the "ES File Explorer File Manager" app for your device.

- For iOS devices, download a program such as "iFunBox" (no jailbreak needed) to your Mac or Windows computer, and connect your device to your computer via a cable. You may also be able to use Wifi with some programs such as iFunBox.

- Navigate to the location in your device where the TTS files are stored.

Android:
Local/waze/tts/database/local_nuamce_8_mp3_Samantha_Female/ or
Local/waze/tts/database/local_nuamce_8_mp3_Tom_Male/

iOS:
Connected Devices, [your device name], User Applications, [Waze]//Library/Caches/tts/database/local_nuamce_8_mp3_Samantha_Female/ or
Connected Devices, [your device name], User Applications, [Waze]//Library/Caches/tts/database/local_nuamce_8_mp3_Tom_Male/

Once you have found the file, please either upload it to cloud space such as Dropbox or Google Drive and share the link, or just sent it to my Waze@GizmoGuy411.com email address as an attachment.
(It is not possible to sent via a Private Message.)

This happened again at a different on ramp "to FDR DR N"
TTS file from device Timestamp 2014-12-08 18:42:09 EST 1418082129-259329-32.tts
Logs submitted just after hearing it at about 2014-12-08 19:20 EST
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:26 am

davielde wrote:
PesachZ wrote:
miked_64 wrote:Speaking of problems with letter abbreviations - this UR in Michigan for West "AB" Ave (W AB Ave in the editor) reports that it's pronounced as West Alberta Avenue.

edited url

you may have to change the name of the segments in waze to "W 'AB' Ave", unless the street sign says something different.

If that doesn't pronounce as Alberta, won't it pronounce as "ab" and not the intended "aye bee"? Local usage is to distinguish each letter as this is used in a north to south mile grid. Kalamazoo county would also have a similar issue with "DE Ave" pronouncing as Delaware instead of "Dee Eee" (although that is not as long of a street or in as populated of an area as AB Ave). Maybe use "A B" and "D E" instead?

For now I renamed this one segment as [W A'B Ave] which I believe will work, let's see after a tile build. I imagine [W A B Ave will work as well, though I'm not sure which is worse on the eyes.

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

Postby davielde » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:14 am

PesachZ wrote:
miked_64 wrote:Speaking of problems with letter abbreviations - this UR in Michigan for West "AB" Ave (W AB Ave in the editor) reports that it's pronounced as West Alberta Avenue.

edited url

you may have to change the name of the segments in waze to "W 'AB' Ave", unless the street sign says something different.

If that doesn't pronounce as Alberta, won't it pronounce as "ab" and not the intended "aye bee"? Local usage is to distinguish each letter as this is used in a north to south mile grid. Kalamazoo county would also have a similar issue with "DE Ave" pronouncing as Delaware instead of "Dee Eee" (although that is not as long of a street or in as populated of an area as AB Ave). Maybe use "A B" and "D E" instead?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:03 am

Is it possible that Dr is only being interpreted as Drive if it is the very last word in the road name?
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