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 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:25 pm

sketch wrote:https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-90.18022&lat=29.99981&zoom=5&layers=1925&env=usa&segments=20949819 "to Clearview Pkwy N"

I tried 16 times to download the TTS for this segment and got empty files every time. Not sure what's going on here. I know with 100% I heard two different "Pkwy N"-ending segments pronounced with "north" so this is ... confusing/concerning. The TTS system appears to be pretty unstable right now.

Finally got it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sxefwon98h5s2 ... _1.mp3.mp3

Question is, why isn't the app getting this same thing?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:52 pm

usa_iv3ckt44 wrote:What would you guys think of ...

Interesting idea, but really the wrong thread to post something like this. Please in the Waze app forum, and not part of an existing thread which is unrelated to your idea.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:53 pm

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

That looks like a malformed segment name. Shouldn't it be either "to I-295 S / St. Augustine" or "to I-295 / S St. Augustine"?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:59 pm

sketch wrote:I agree, but should it matter?

It should not matter.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:18 pm

driving79 wrote:Was north as "en" supposed to be fixed now? Other places seem to be ok recently. This is saying "en" still:

Did you clear TTS cache first? Every instance of "enn" we've found since the fix was deployed has been pronounced correctly after cache clearing and testing.
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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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