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 tcalvert317 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:04 am

Hello,

Does anyone have a status on when the TTS will stop speaking gibberish?

Thanks,

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

Postby jdeyoung » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:12 pm

I have a couple of name pronunciations for correction:
Steger Rd https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-87.52798&lat=41.46841&zoom=3&segments=14663464
Currently it is pronounced "Steeger" (long e), but the preferred one would be "Stayger"
The other references I saw for Steger were all in the same area, so there should be no conflict for regional differences.

Also, in Chicago:
Paulina https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-87.66535&lat=41.73118&zoom=5&segments=15118890
This is pronounced Pauleena, but the correct way should be Pul-line-uh.
I notice there may be overlap with city names in both Oregon and Louisiana, so not sure if this is regional.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Onmywaysir » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:50 am

'keeps saying Skelby instead of Shelby.'

Reporter Sat Apr 01 2017, 23:20
I was using Jane also. Destination was somewhere in Forest City, NC. The only time the word Shelby was spoken was at the exit.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=7298855
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby NJMedic2535 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:15 am

I was told this is the right place to post ... if not, let me know and I'll move it.

Encountered a strange mispronunciation with Jane.
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... st=7298685

Road is Cookstown (Cook's Town) but was pronounced cukes town (like short for 'cucumber').

Thanks!

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

Postby sikemever » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:47 am

Pronunciation of "Loudoun" in Virginia. Loudoun is a county in Virginia. Hence, lots of things are named using "Loudoun", (e.g. Loudoun County Parkway). The correct pronunciation is just like the world "loud" with a "un" at the end. Waze however pronounces it as "Load" with a "un". I can't think of a single word in the US English Language that prounounces "xOUD" like "xOAD". Is this the place to get that corrected?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby xanderb » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:52 pm

Kartografer wrote:I requested a correction for Coshocton and Scioto a year ago and they still sound like Keyshokton and Seoto. Is there any movement with TTS fixes?


PM me a link to that post please.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Kartografer » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:11 pm

Ha yeah I was thinking German. Sometimes I wish English writing was as phonemic as German. But back to TTS problems, I requested a correction for Coshocton and Scioto a year ago and they still sound like Keyshokton and Seoto. Is there any movement with TTS fixes?

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

Postby qwaletee » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:57 pm

Kartografer wrote:
DrDisaster wrote:Chili is not pronounced like the food or chilly weather. It should be a long I like eye. Ch-eye-l-eye

xanderb wrote:In most cases where a word or road name is very commonly pronounced a certain way, it is impossible to replace for a single road. Those TTS replacements are done for the whole country.

Yes, a word can only be pronounced one way. For example, I'm sure New Yorkers would like Waze to read Houston St as "hauston street," but since Houston is pronounced as "hyuston" in the rest of the US we can't change it without making the pronunciation incorrect to more people.



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

Postby DrDisaster » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:59 pm

I see. Didn't know that.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Kartografer » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:57 pm

DrDisaster wrote:Chili is not pronounced like the food or chilly weather. It should be a long I like eye. Ch-eye-l-eye

xanderb wrote:In most cases where a word or road name is very commonly pronounced a certain way, it is impossible to replace for a single road. Those TTS replacements are done for the whole country.

Yes, a word can only be pronounced one way. For example, I'm sure New Yorkers would like Waze to read Houston St as "hauston street," but since Houston is pronounced as "hyuston" in the rest of the US we can't change it without making the pronunciation incorrect to more people.
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