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 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.

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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 PesachZ » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:40 am

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.

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you may have to change the name of the segments in waze to "W 'AB' Ave", unless the street sign says something different.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:10 pm

sketch wrote:We have seen this problem before, where "N" is correctly pronounced as "north" only after certain abbreviations (e.g., St, Blvd, Ave) and after numbers (e.g., SR-135) — but after other things, like, other words (e.g., Cesar Chavez), alphanumerics ending in letters (e.g., SR-13A), and abbreviations ending in "y" (e.g., Pkwy) it does not work properly and instead says "en".

but I thought it had been fixed, what gives?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:45 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
Kayos_On_The_Road wrote:I found a couple of TTS errors:

"to Hwy 91A N / Annacis Island" is translated as "to highway nighty one eh en" pause "annacis island"
"to Hwy 13 / 264 St / Aldergrove" is tanslated as "to highway thirteen thousand two hundred sixty four street" followed by the pause for the second slash an "aldergrove"

These are both segments starting with "to" Could this be what is causing the issue?

Kayos


These errors have been found in several Ramp names where a combination of abbreviations that work elsewhere, do not with in ramp names where the slash mark appears.

Would you mind sending the Permalink for these examples to me directly and I will add it to our list of such examples that we will present to Waze to figure out?

Over the last week I started seeing a lot more of these N errors, did something change again? Do you want a list of PLs?

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

Postby PesachZ » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:38 am

sketch wrote:I mean "adding to the list as new abbreviations", so no, that wouldn't be what I meant. I don't want to do anything to "N H" etc., because they already do and should still say "north H" etc. I want to add "N.H." as a supported abbreviation specifically to make it say "n h", because if it isn't specifically added, what it does say might be unpredictable.

Although if we're adding "N." as "n" anyway, maybe it doesn't matter, because "N. H" would say "n h" and "N H" would still say "north h".

While "N. H" may very well say "enn aitch", the results may not be the same for "N.H." without the space. If we've learned anything at all from past experiences with the TTS engine, it's that we don't know what a variation the skirts the rules will produce. I support explicitly adding important ones, like states.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:40 pm

KB_Steveo wrote:OK, the big list says that BUS says "Business" in TTS. Would it be safe to make the following change in the Road names wiki.

From: US-90 Business S for U.S. Highway 90 Business, Southbound
To: US-90 BUS S for U.S. Highway 90 Business, Southbound

Or keep it as is?

You might want to post that in the road names wiki update thread
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:59 pm

bgodette wrote:Seems like Cord should be put into whatever the list is of "needs updating" so that it says Cord instead of County Road.

It was as GG411 said at the end
GizmoGuy411 wrote:...and we will also add it the submission list to Waze for removal as an abbreviation.


Kayos_On_The_Road wrote:
GizmoGuy411 wrote: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.


Can you please provide a link to the "Big List" the last time I looked at a list, Pt for point didn't work (verified about a month ago) and Divers for Diversion does not work and was not on the list.

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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 PesachZ » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:52 pm

PhantomSoul wrote:Conn. = Connecticut

Mass. = Massachusetts

N.H. = New Hampshire

R.I. = Rhode Island

Del. = Delaware

Tenn. = Tennessee

Ala. = Alabama

Fla. = Florida

In NY the signs for
Connecticut use CT
New York = NY
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:36 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
PesachZ wrote:Just a quick note to update for the big list I had to rename some ramps, "IS" and "Is" say is, instead of island.


Could you provide a PL example? There could be an issue related to other text in the Ramp name.

I believe I fixed them all already
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