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

Postby CBenson » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:49 pm

Yep, no problems with fractions here.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby R4CLucky14 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:56 pm

After reading this thread for the first time, I really like the notion of a separate TTS field. Would solve alot of the issues with overlapping abbreviations.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:28 pm

CBenson wrote:Yep, no problems with fractions here.

Poop. Saw your post and thought someone had a solution :-) , then looked at the permalink... :-(

I need to be able to address, for example, "J three-eighths Rd" or "Twenty-nine and one-quarter Rd"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:55 pm

Gizmo,
Looking at the spreadsheet, a few questions... particularly for those of us who might want to play along and help the effort.

* If the "Date added to WME" is null, can you confirm that none of them have been added yet?
* Have all the "1" values been added and we are just waiting for the laborious process of you testing them?

Propose adding an "Editor" column, in case others want to join in, and maybe something to indicate "non-standard but editor requested"?

J

PS I've set up my little test for a few possible variations to get Colorado, my fractional desires, as well as some different "special" cases...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:04 am

jenncard wrote:Gizmo,
Looking at the spreadsheet, a few questions... particularly for those of us who might want to play along and help the effort.

* If the "Date added to WME" is null, can you confirm that none of them have been added yet?
* Have all the "1" values been added and we are just waiting for the laborious process of you testing them?

Propose adding an "Editor" column, in case others want to join in, and maybe something to indicate "non-standard but editor requested"?

J

PS I've set up my little test for a few possible variations to get Colorado, my fractional desires, as well as some different "special" cases...



Yes to both questions. I intended to use a key instead of an actual date for when an abbreviation was added to WME, however I may just scrap it and use a date anyway

I needed to add the various dates so I could track where I was in the process, since it involves multiple steps.

So you can see with all the nulls that I have a lot to test yet.

As far adding an "Editor" column, i'm not sure of your intended purpose, as I have already added suggestions as they come in. As far as your special fractional streets go, as long as you have a rig set up, just let me know the results of each and I'll add them to the list.

Once we have a decent list, I'll add it to the Wiki.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:17 am

For those who would like to hear Samatha or Tom (plus others) convert text to speech, here is link to Nuance's interactive demo of their "Vocalizer for Netrork 5" product. Note that although the database is similar, it is not customized with their automotive product, or with Waze customizations.

Interactive TTS Demo: http://www.nuance.com/vocalizer5/flash/index.html

The sister product that Waze appears to use, is Nuance's "Vocalizer for Automotive" (no demo found), that has a preconfigured database customized for automotive use, and includes their Vocalizer Studio, which allows for a customization like several people in the various threads here about TTS have talked about; "it also allows customized text processing and the creation of user dictionaries for exception pronunciations."

The Nuance Language Portfolio for their Automotive Services, for the US English in the Americas, shows Samantha and Tom which Waze uses and Lisa who is not available in Waze. Check it out for other voices.

Edited 2012-05-09 to include additional relevant links to Nuance.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby banished » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:28 am

jenncard wrote:Two things that I can confirm:
1) comma does add pause, so perhaps change your sandbox from / separators to , to make it easier?
2) the space before and after the / are critical! Recently encountered a "Blah blah Ave/ Irrelevant St" named exit and the "Ave" was pronounced "ayve", NOT expanded out to "avenue"


Argh! I've been saying this (about the commas) until I've come down with carpal-tunnel syndrome. Never-the-less, Waze said they'll put in a ticket to have the slash (with spaces on both sides) to make TTS treat it as a comma, but who knows when that will happen?

Meanwhile, though there was agreement (at the Meetup) to eliminate "US Hwy xx" in favor of "US-xx", there's still hesitancy to adopt it until Waze makes the shields work for that naming convention…which is the way I feel about the commas. :? I just want to do the right thing, but there still doesn't seem to be any consensus.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:01 pm

Whats does "n/a" in the confirmed results column mean?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:48 pm

CBenson wrote:Whats does "n/a" in the confirmed results column mean?


"n/a" = "not available"

Was just something I thought of fast to indicate that the abbreviation was tested, and no tts was available for the test abbreviation.

I'll add the explanation to the notes
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:10 pm

Not that the info is too useful, but when there is no TTS available, does that mean the TTS engine tries to sound out the entry as a word or does it try to spell out the entry as letters?
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