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 GizmoGuy411 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:58 am

kodi75 wrote:Cord St near Middle River, MD is pronounced as "County Road" in TTS.
Reporter on July 31, 2014
The text to voice says "county road street"


I'm aware that "Co" (and "CR") is pronounced "county", and "rd" as "road", however I didn't know it would parce groups of letters in the middle of a word (not separated by a space).


Thank you. Good observation.

I think you actually discovered a previous existing abbreviation that we had not yet discovered!

Currently the following are documented in the "Big List" to exist or we have had Waze add them:

"Co" says "co" as in the word "cooperate"
"Cor" says "Corner"
"CR" says "County Road"
and now you have found that
"Cord" also says "County Road"

This will be added to the "Big List" and we will also add it the submission list to Waze for removal as an abbreviation.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby KB_Steveo » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:44 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:After over two years, the Big List, finally now has every entry tested.


Just in time for waze to change something :lol:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:20 am

After over two years, the Big List, finally now has every entry tested.

The list may not yet include all of the latest suggestions we are preparing to submit to Waze.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:14 am

Please check the Big List before making suggestions to add an abbreviation.

As an example, "Rev." already says "Reverend" and I just re-tested it to confirm it.

Please report the Permalink for any specific instances where the TTS results are different that what was expected.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:04 pm

Adding it to the suggestion list on your behalf with a period to avoid possible conflict.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby txemt » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:01 pm

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

Postby sketch » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:37 pm

txemt wrote:Rev.

For "Reverend"?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby pjlasl » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:47 pm

PesachZ wrote:
pjlasl wrote:Looking at TxDOT guide to sign elements, they don't recommend abbreviating Branch and Bridge isn't even on the list.

Based on the earlier discussion I've recommended removing the branch abbreviation, and making Br expand to bridge as well to match the MUTCD.


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

Postby PesachZ » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:44 pm

pjlasl wrote:Looking at TxDOT guide to sign elements, they don't recommend abbreviating Branch and Bridge isn't even on the list.

Based on the earlier discussion I've recommended removing the branch abbreviation, and making Br expand to bridge as well to match the MUTCD.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby pjlasl » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:41 pm

Looking at TxDOT guide to sign elements, they don't recommend abbreviating Branch and Bridge isn't even on the list.
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