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 nzahn1 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:18 pm

All roads including the name "Magothy" are being mispronounced.

Jane says "Ma_goth_e" but it should sound like "Mag_eth_e". Listen here: Proper Pronunciation

Lower Magothy Beach Rd
Old Magothy Bridge Rd
Magothy Bridge Rd
Magothy Rd
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby subs5 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:55 am

The road segment Bennetts Creek Park Rd is being mispronounced. They cleared their TTS cache and it still mispronounces it. The WME editor road segment name microphone test sounds it out properly.


PL

Should be pronounced Ben nets Creek Park Road
Currently Sounds like Bee eye nets Creek Park Road according to reporter.

Here is the UR PL
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby fjsawicki » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:00 pm

We have a number of "Causeway Blvd" in the Tampa Bay area that are mispronounced as Davisnado mentions above.

Causeway is pronounced correctly. Causeway Blvd is pronounced Causewell Blvd. This is specific to Jane.

Example https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... %2F2184962
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby bart99gt » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:22 pm

I've gotten a few user reports about Jane pronouncing Mobile, AL incorrectly. Current TTS is pronouncing it like "mo-bil" as in mobile phone instead of "Mo-bille" or "Mo-beel" (latter is likely the more "Southern" pronunciation) with a short I pronounciation.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Davisnado » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:09 pm

Hey, I have been having issues with TTS pronunciation for a whole blvd in my area. The ramps, the service roads and the main street are all mispronounced. I sent in forms to get these fixed months ago but there is still no response. Causeway Blvd is pronounced erroneously Cause"well" and it should be cause"way" blvd. Here are a few of the segments affected.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-90.15591&lat=29.97676&zoom=5&problemsFilter=fals&lo%20...%20ueFilter=0&apProblemFilter=0&u%0Apdate_requestsFilter=false%7CGROUP&loueFilter=0&lo%2B...%2BueFilter=0&lo%20...%20pProblemFilter=0&lo%20...20ueFilter=0&segments=20930483,20931488,20931889,20932885,20932886,20933562,20933563,20934446,20950015,20950017,20950021,20950026,20950028,20950029,20950038,20950043,20950044,20950046,20950051,20950068,20950073,20950076,20950086,20950093,20950094,20950095,20950105,20950118,20950120,20950121,20950122,69260107,69260108,71694227,71694229,71694232,71694278,82500792,82500793,20950064,64209090,20950063,20923250

All the segments that are mispronounced

[url]https://www.waze.com/editor/?
env=usa&lon=-90.15531&lat=29.99689&zoom=4&problemsFilter=fals&lo%20...%20ueFilter=0&apProblemFilter=0&u%0Apdate_requestsFilter=false%7CGROUP&loueFilter=0&lo%2B...%2BueFilter=0&lo%20...%20pProblemFilter=0&lo%20...20ueFilter=0&segments=20923063,57621516,82569184,82569185,82569212,82569211,20949814,20949915[/url]

These are TTS using Jan on Waze
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WillyHVa » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:30 pm

Monticello Ave in Williamsburg, VA should be pronounced "Montichello" like the name of the musical instrument.

This street in Charlottesville, VA should also be pronounced the same way as above.

To be honest, anywhere in the United States where this name is used it should be pronounced that way. This is the proper pronunciation that can be found with a simple Google search. However, local preference outside of these two areas varies, so at this time just these two examples need to be changed.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jcloudm » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:36 pm

Is there a global standard on fractional addresses or roads? Such as CR-68 1/2 vs. CR-68.5? The last post in this thread on that topic was in 2012 and it did not come to a conclusion. These are all over rural Colorado.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Kartografer » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:21 pm

Alpha_VA wrote:Would it be possible to add

Blvd = Boulevard

to the custom abbreviations list?

It's the only one I noticed with a German TTS voice which is spelled char by char and not translated. It is also missing in the list in the wiki.


Blvd is on the global abbreviations page but not on the US page. It works in WME and the app with Jane, but were you using Kathi? Kathi says it wrong.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby voludu2 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:05 pm

cshinn89 wrote:
PesachZ wrote:
cshinn89 wrote:what does ready to submit mean on the wiki list?

It means we have diagnosed the issue and the fix but are waiting for the backlog to clear for that type of issue before submitting new ones. Most pronunciation issues get sent to the vendor for fixing, so we send a batch, wait for results before sending more.

Sent from Android using Tapatalk


so i just noticed that this is fixed on my drive home. thanks!!

I have also noticed that Paoli is pronounced correctly, as well, so I can tell that progress is being made.
Yay!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Alpha_VA » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:26 pm

Would it be possible to add

Blvd = Boulevard

to the custom abbreviations list?

It's the only one I noticed with a German TTS voice which is spelled char by char and not translated. It is also missing in the list in the wiki.
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