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 sketch » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:24 pm

That would be seriously unusual, considering normal interstate names are pronounced "i" (like I-10, "i ten").


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

Postby Bruce1224 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:23 pm

It's rare to see roads using just the letter "i" in the name but I have seen a couple.

I found a UR indicating that a county road, "CR-I-7" (that's the capital letter 'I') was pronounced "Interstate 7" by Waze tts directions. Can someone confirm if this can be alleviated by labeling the road "CR-'i'-7" similar to the convention, e.g., CR-'e' ?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:40 pm

DwarfLord wrote:While perusing the "big list" I came upon a misspelling. It should be "crescent" with a c after the s. This is so minor it hardly seems worth mentioning, but it is a reference...


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

Postby DwarfLord » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:11 pm

While perusing the "big list" I came upon a misspelling. It should be "crescent" with a c after the s. This is so minor it hardly seems worth mentioning, but it is a reference...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PhantomSoul » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:56 pm

Being that Pulaski is a foreign name (Polish), I would imagine that Waze would need some kind of rule to read the final i as the 2 e's in feet. Foreign names have always been a challenge for TTS systems everywhere...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:41 pm

I would say NY/NJ uses poo-LAS-key. More bad pronunciation key donations appreciated.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Bigbear3764 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:10 am

Chicagoans pronounce it Pull-as-kee


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

Postby PesachZ » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:32 pm

Pulaski in pronounces as "pool-ah-sky" instead of how it should be (at least on the east cost) as Pool-ah-ski (pool-ah-skee)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby qwaletee » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:30 pm

This is an old discussion.

Br can mean either Branch or Bridge in the real world. In TTS, unless there is some common pattern that would allow the TTS engine to differentiate the use cases, it has to be one or the other. Bridge is far more common, though Brg has much traction as well.

I'd be far more willing to sacrifice Branch to Bridge than the other way around. We can, perhaps, ask Waze to run us a report of every instance of "Br," and spell out all the Branch ones that we can find. It would be a big job, nonetheless, as each case would have to be examined, an determined to be Branch or Bridge.

Theoretically, yes, we could do it the other way around, and turn all Bridge instances of Br into Brg.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby PesachZ » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:42 pm

CBenson wrote:
PesachZ wrote:I've never seen branch referenced on a BGS myself but here are a bunch of bridges all in NYC

The problem is not that branch is referenced on a BGS, but rather whether it may appear on street signs (not that I've seen that either).

For what its worth the MdMUTCD (Maryland being the only state that has significantly added to the abbreviation list) received approval from the FHWA to add "Br" as an abbreviation for Branch.

table 1A-2 on page 31 wrote: Abbreviations That Shall be Used Only on Portable Changeable Message Signs

Bridge.............BR*, Br........ promt word [name]

* This abbreviation, when accompanied by the prompt word, may be used on traffic control devices other than portable changeable message signs.


Unless I misunderstood, Br cab be used to abbreviate both branch and bridge depending on context.

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