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 » 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 Kayos_On_The_Road » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:40 pm

There are a few diversions around the Vancouver area and we recently had a bit of a debate about whether to stick with "Divers" or switch to "Diversion". I thought I would post the two issues I was aware of here to get some feedback and see if it would be something to change in the next version or not.

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

Postby davielde » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:29 pm

qwaletee wrote:I can see Divers being an issue, as it is also a word unto itself.

I may just be easier to spell out "Diversion". I have not encountered too many in Canada, but I'm not sure how popular it is outside of Ontario.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:26 pm

I can see Divers being an issue, as it is also a word unto itself.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Kayos_On_The_Road » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:12 pm

Hi,

A couple of TTS issues experienced in Canada (waze V3.8.0, Android 4.4.2, Navigation guidance English (US) (Tom)). The Canada Post abbreviation guidelines are what we are supposed to be using as a naming convention. The two issues are:

Full Name Abbreviation
Diversion Divers
Point Pt

Currently the TTS engine states "Divers" and "P T". On the wiki page the Point abbreviation is listed as untested, so I guess it doesn't work...

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

Postby Bruce1224 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:56 pm

Re: the letter i in street names

Regarding how tts says roads with the letter i as a part of the name, a couple weeks ago I wrote about a UR I saw where the reporter said that "Rd I-7" was called "interstate 7". Since it's unlikely I'll get to drive to that road to check it due to it's distance, I decided to take advantage of the plentiful farm land in Indiana where I am to test a few alternatives. I created segments of 3 different roads at least several miles apart in the fields of unsuspecting farmers. Each road started "CR-xxx" and tts called each one "County Road". No surprise there.

Here's what I heard for the rest of the label, using single quotes or a period after the letter i:

CR-'I'-7 was pronounced "eye minus 7" - I didn't expect it to call the hyphen "minus".

CR-I.-8 was pronounced "eye minus 8", but with a distinct, short pause after the letter i as though it was paying attention to the period.

CR-I-4 was pronounced correctly as "eye 4"

This last one is consistent with what Sketch said. I believe the tts pronunciation would be the same whether the 'CR' is separated from the letter and/or number by either a space or hyphen, but in my little test the single quotation marks or period didn't help. I didn't get a reply from the reporter of the UR I saw, so I didn't get anything confirmed from them.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:34 pm

Conn. = Connecticut

Mass. = Massachusetts

N.H. = New Hampshire

R.I. = Rhode Island

Del. = Delaware

Tenn. = Tennessee

Ala. = Alabama

Fla. = Florida
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kodi75 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:48 pm

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

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:35 am

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.
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