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 jasonh300 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:32 pm

sketch wrote:Maybe "Expwy" would work for expressway where "Expy" does not. "Expwy" is the preferred abbreviation under the MUTCD. "Expy" is a USPS abbreviation we chose to prefer because (1) it's shorter and (2) some states use it on their signs anyway.


As of the last time I tried it, a couple of years ago, Expwy did not work with TTS.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:39 pm

Worked for me...TTS at 0:23

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9wkkfh1ao3yw1 ... .53.08.mov

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

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:02 am

deleted. Misread previous post.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:54 am

MGODLEW wrote: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 jaywazin » Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:48 am

harling wrote:'Storrow Dr E' is supposed to be "storrow drive east", not "storrow doctor east" or "storrow doctor ee". And each time someone comes up with an example that we haven't anticipated, the rules (and code) become messier and harder to maintain.

All these conditions and exceptions are easy enough for a human to follow, but to a computer, context-sensitive grammars are brittle. Trust me, I have done this for a living. Better to start now with as straightforward and literal a system as possible, or it will turn into a perpetual problem, where fixing one case will break several others.


Back to Page 2 (1/2012)!! -

Over the last couple weeks I've noticed this popping up again.

Memorial Dr W is now "Memorial Doctor West"
and Storrow Dr E is now "Storrow Doctor East"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jdeyoung » Mon May 19, 2014 1:13 pm

I ran across the following UR:
https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-88.01232&lat=41.60056&zoom=5&layers=933&env=usa
@report:The street name is correct. It is "SR-7 / 159th St". But it says "State Route Seven Thousand One Hundred Fifty Ninth Street".

For those unable to see that UR.
Have there been any recent changes to fix this? I searched and couldn't find anything related to this particular thing. And if this isn't TTS issue per se, what would be the recommendation to fix?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jemay » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:07 am

Another example abbreviation problems...

Type: General error
Description: voice calls this "west avenue north" but it is "west avenue N"
Reported on: Yesterday

N is the letter of the street (A,B,C,...L,M,N,O) So it is not North.... So what do I do with the request UR

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=4&lat ... FTTTTTTTFT

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

Postby jemay » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:39 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
jemay wrote:Another example abbreviation problems...

Type: General error
Description: voice calls this "west avenue north" but it is "west avenue N"
Reported on: Yesterday

N is the letter of the street (A,B,C,...L,M,N,O) So it is not North.... So what do I do with the request UR

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=4&lat ... FTTTTTTTFT

Thanks

Unfortunately there is only one solution at the moment, and that is to rename the road [West Avenue 'n']. You could also name it [W Ave 'n'] however I would opt to be as close to however the local signage displays it.

Note that 'N' will not work, only a lower case 'n' works so far that we have found for TTS to actually pronounce the letter instead of the cardinal direction. So same holds, 'e', 's', and 'w'.

Ok, I changed the four segments to be W Ave 'n', so when exiting the freeway the navigation would announce the street name correctly?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jemay » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:14 am

But putting a period implies there is more to the letter (representing a word).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jemay » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:20 am

U.S.A. = United States of America (U)nited (S)tates......
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