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 AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:38 am

driving79 wrote:On a ramp in Jacksonville, FL this is saying STREET: to I-295 S St. Augustine.

Here is the TTS test saying the ramp name correctly: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/143 ... e_test.mp3

If you had cleared TTS cache already and restarted the app, then something is amiss.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:40 am

PesachZ wrote:...RFK Br is sounding like RFK branch
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7fphov5fayuoc ... 743-23.mp3

Did we ever get "Br" submitted to be "Bridge"?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:26 pm

PesachZ wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
PesachZ wrote:...RFK Br is sounding like RFK branch
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7fphov5fayuoc ... 743-23.mp3

Did we ever get "Br" submitted to be "Bridge"?

it worked elsewhere I'll try to get another audio file

If you check the TTS testing file in the OP, "Br" is supposed to be "Branch" as a USPS standard. "Brg" is supposed to be used for Bridge.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:34 pm

SeZAKxing wrote:Any suggestions for keeping editors form changing Psge (Passage) to Page?

Spell it out "Passage". It's only 3 more letters...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:02 pm

voludu2 wrote:How responsive are they to a TTS test interface, similar to the demo nuance provides on its website?

This would allow you to input strings and listen to the results immediately.

It would make it easier for them to provide the service they want to provide.

Those who wish to dive into the app debug logs can find the url the app uses. That is what I use for immediate testing. But we will not publicize it.

Supposedly the Editor will eventually have such a feature built in.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Alice2 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:54 am

I just discovered how TTS treats one of the exits and streets here. On printed maps, the street is written as UTSA Blvd. The Waze map has it as Utsa Blvd. It is supposed to be pronounced as 'you tea ess aaa' sounding out each letter. TTS tries to say the name as a word - "ootsa Blvd". The exit signs for this street have it as 'UTSA Blvd / University of Texas at San Antonio', and TTS announces "ootsa Blvd / University of Texas at San Antonio". I see in this thread that to be pronounced as letters, they should be written as lower case surrounded by single quotes. That would probably look awkward -- 'u' 't' 's' 'a' -- and unmanageable if you have to write it very many times. How should this be handled to get the right announcement?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Alice2 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:14 am

So, what do we do now? Today I heard Samantha say (twice) "keep left at to I 10 west" and it really was unclear if she meant to, two, or maybe too. It gave the impression there were two I 10 west roads. Sounded strange. Maybe she wasn't feeling well!!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Alice2 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:57 am

https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-98.59 ... s=48129505 The 2 I-10 west TTS directions came to direct me to the highlighted segment. I have not yet tested any other entrance segments on this stretch of road.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Alice2 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:52 pm

AndyPoms wrote:
jasonh300 wrote:It's most likely because the word "To" on the ramp is capitalized, which doesn't conform to the standard.

I'm going to send a PM to the editor in question and make sure this is just a typo and not widespread.
Remember there was a period of time when auto-capitalization just started where the word "to" was not exempt & it was automatically changed to "To", so there may be more ramps out there like this...

I just drove this route again today, and the TTS was correct this time! https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-98.59 ... s=48129505 The "to" is also now lower case in the editor. However I see that there are several (could be many) instances of upper case "To" all around. My experience must have been a one-time thing if no one else has come across the "stay left on to I XX".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Alice2 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:50 pm

Wonders will never cease!! After weeks of hearing TTS announce U T South A, I finally heard all the letters pronounced as letters - U T S A. It was written as U T s A with no single quotes around the lower case s. Did I miss something about not requiring single quotes to get the letter pronounced as a letter instead of a direction? It still seemed peculiar because it appeared as all upper case letters on the client.
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