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 AndyPoms » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:38 pm

1) "Capt" as in "Capt Andrew Rd" is pronounced "Capped" (close, but you get the idea)
1a) Changed to "Capt." for next tile update - will test "Cap" next

2) "Hosp" is pronounced "Hos-puh" (used "Hosp Rd" - i.e. "Turn Right onto Hospital Road")
2a) Changing position for further tests (Now using "Test Hosp" - i.e. "Turn Right into City Hospital")
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:35 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Hospital shouldn't be abbreviated IMO.

I'm just working through the spreadsheet - it was on there, so I put it in my test rig...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:55 pm

AndyPoms wrote:1) "Capt" as in "Capt Andrew Rd" is pronounced "Capped" (close, but you get the idea)
1a) Changed to "Capt." for next tile update - will test "Cap" next

2) "Hosp" is pronounced "Hos-puh" (used "Hosp Rd" - i.e. "Turn Right onto Hospital Road")
2a) Changing position for further tests (Now using "Test Hosp" - i.e. "Turn Right into City Hospital")


1) "Capt." (with the period) is pronounced "Capt-ain" (with a pause - I had to listen to it a few times)
2) Hosp still pronounced "Hos-puh" for positional test. I do agree with Alan that Hospital probably shouldn't be abbreviated...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:33 pm

I'm not showing duplicate TTS files on my phone... I only have one file for each direction...

I've found a couple of files with the same name except the -# suffix on the end, but they are VERY different files, for different streets/TTS directions...

I am looking in \Waze\tts\database\local_nuance_8_mp3_Samantha_Female for these files...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:19 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:Typically they are one file number different from each other. One will contain just the names of the segment and the other will have the names prefaced with the word "at" like the files in my message about boro, par, and ph saying borough, parade, and phone in one file but borough, par and p h in the other

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I found the one I was looking for (using the TTS.db file to turn Words into file names), sorted the audio files by name, found the one I was looking for, played it, then went up and down the list looking for the 2nd one - couldn't find it...

The files I have for testing Captain:
1350890107-241200-1.tts = "at Capt Andrew Road" (Capt)
1352209891-134545-2.tts = "at Captain Andrew Road" (Capt.)

The files that share filename (except the last digit):
1352212687-976610-2.tts = "at Wilson Street"
1352212687-976610-3.tts = "at Grenhart Road"

More last digit changes & the files around them...
1343979810-878014-6.tts = "at Sherman Ave"
1343979854-936669-7.tts = "at Airport Road"
1343979854-936699-8.tts = "at I-91 S / SR-15 S"
1343979854-936699-9.tts = "at I-91 S / New Haven / North Why City"
1343979854-936730-10.tts = "at I-91 S"

Still no duplicate files...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:58 pm

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

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:13 pm

Pkwy confirmed by several people as Parkway.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:41 pm

Only tested "Pkwy" (first letter capitalized, rest lowercase) in response to another thread...

On a side note "Waze" isn't pronounced correctly - not even close.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:59 am

CBenson wrote:So I just came across the first UR that I have seen that objects to the spelling of an abbreviation. The UR states: "xing is not how you spell crossing!'" The TTS here does speak "xing" as "crossing." So this objection is purely a display objection. Should we not use the abbreviation "xing" if users (or at least one user) objects to the spelling but the TTS is correct?

Xing is a standard MUTCD abbreviation, so I don't see why it shouldn't be used. http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2003/part1/part1a.htm
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:43 am

Seems like "Dr." may not work on forcing a "Doctor" - see the UR HERE (BETA for Conversation)
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