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 ttninja55 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:52 am

Coming out of Ft. Knox KY today, Jane pronounced Bullion Blvd "bully on Blvd." where would I submit this issue?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby thanks0bama » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:35 pm

Lincolnia Road in Alexandria Virginia.
(https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 559&zoom=3)

Correct pronunciation: Link - own - E - uh
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby subs5 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:07 pm

Mispronunciation of Sycolin.

Segment location: Leesburg, VA

correct pronunciation: Sick - oh - Lynn,
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby TauCetian » Mon May 29, 2017 2:11 am

Road mispronunciation: Permalink

User reported, and I confirmed via BOTG, that Jane mispronounces the name of this road as "FINE-durn"; it should be "FIN-durn".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby xanderb » Sat May 27, 2017 3:19 pm

DwarfLord wrote:Was there a decision that FS-xxx is not a supported road-category prefix after all? Or is it semi-supported, in the sense that it's considered OK to use, but not to voice?


FS-xxx was submitted a while ago and we are just waiting for it to be processed as a voiced replacement. You are okay to use it.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby DwarfLord » Sat May 27, 2017 2:38 pm

Wayyyyy earlier in this thread there seemed to be resolution that the FS-xxx road-category prefix should pronounce as "Forest Service", similar to US-xxx, I-xxx, SR-xxx, CR-xxx, etc. The US even has a wiki article on Forest Service Roads (note, MVUM = Motor Vehicle Use Map published by the US Forest Service):

Current USA wiki article on Forest Service Roads wrote:
  • USFS roads on the MVUMs that are not named or with an alternative naming convention should be named "FS-XXXX" where XXXX is the USFS road name on the MVUM. For example, main FS-333 road might have stub roads FS-333A through FS-333E. (NOTE: THIS NAMING STANDARD IS CURRENTLY UNDER DISCUSSION/REVIEW 15 MAR 2015)
  • Fire Service Roads, roads designated for Forest Fire services, shall also use the "FS-XXX" designation

However, testing today with the Jane voice indicates FS-xxx is pronounced "eff ess".

Was there a decision that FS-xxx is not a supported road-category prefix after all? Or is it semi-supported, in the sense that it's considered OK to use, but not to voice?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby fjsawicki » Mon May 08, 2017 1:36 pm

Additional URs reporting that Causeway Blvd is pronounced Causewell Boulevard with the Jane voice

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

Postby sketch » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:47 pm

AndyPoms wrote:Just got a UR that says "Opas" is not being changed to "Overpass". Tested in WME & I get "Oh-Pus" (like Mr. Holland's Opus).

"Opas" is on the list of working abbreviations from the first post in this (incredibly long) thread.

Read the very first line of the sheet. Those test results are from Samantha, not Jane.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:16 am

Just got a UR that says "Opas" is not being changed to "Overpass". Tested in WME & I get "Oh-Pus" (like Mr. Holland's Opus).

"Opas" is on the list of working abbreviations from the first post in this (incredibly long) thread.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby zheka160 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:27 pm

Causeway Blvd is pronounced like "Causewuh"

But if I change Blvd to St or Ave, then it pronounces then edging "way" correct
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