Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map itself

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Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map itself

Postby steveinct » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:10 am

When driving on Cemetery Road, it is pronounced Seminary Road. I cannot find how to initiate a corrected spoken road name. The map shows the correct road name (Cemetery), but the spoken road name (Seminary) has a similar, but incorrect road name:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... =-72.57318

How do I initiate the audio to be corrected?
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Re: Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map its

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:13 am

The TTS engine is built into Waze and we cannot influence the pronunciation at this time. Are you positive it's just not saying it unclearly and sounds like seminary?
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Re: Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map its

Postby CBenson » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Sure sounds like Seminary to me too. I think Alan is correct that its just the way the TTS says Cemetery.

Is there a way to upload sound files to forum posts?
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Re: Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map its

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:33 pm

CBenson wrote:Sure sounds like Seminary to me too. I think Alan is correct that its just the way the TTS says Cemetery.

Is there a way to upload sound files to forum posts?

Probably not. And last time I checked the quota limit was reached and no response from Waze.

Best bet is to put the recording in your public dropbox folder and paste the URL into a post.
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Re: Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map its

Postby sketch » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:51 pm

The TTS engine has some crazy ideas. For instance, it pronounces "Iberville" as "d'Iberville", every time.

To my knowledge, Waze has only modified the way it talks to the TTS engine once—to add a pause for every slash—and that took about a year. I wouldn't expect any modifications for relatively small mispronunciations of street names, which are everywhere in every speech engine.
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Re: R: Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map

Postby asterix06 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:55 pm

sketch wrote:The TTS engine has some crazy ideas. For instance, it pronounces "Iberville" as "d'Iberville", every time.

To my knowledge, Waze has only modified the way it talks to the TTS engine once—to add a pause for every slash—and that took about a year. I wouldn't expect any modifications for relatively small mispronunciations of street names, which are everywhere in every speech engine.


Goes to nuance website
Type in your street name and listen how the TTS pronounce it.
Modify the world till TTS
PROMOUNCE it correctly

Send this new "word" as TTS extension to Waze

Street name = modified street name

And ask to add it to your TTS DATABASE
once they added ,you need to clean up the TTS cache in your device , otherwise you will never get correct pronunciations

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Re: Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map its

Postby CBenson » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:51 pm

Would you have a link to where on the nuance website you can do this?
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Re: Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map its

Postby Kuhlkatz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:57 pm

http://www.nuance.com/vocalizer5/flash/index.html should do the trick.

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Re: Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map its

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:33 am

I take it from the description this procedure will change the pronunciation of the road for all mobile devices (assuming Waze adds the change to the database).

Alan is proposing we add this procedure to the Wiki. I propose that we say the following:

Proposed Wiki Addition wrote:When the TTS engine pronounces a street incorrectly, there is a process that can be used to get that pronunciation corrected.

1. Go to the following web site {insert web site URL}
2. Enter the name of the street that does not get pronounced correctly.
3. Listen to how the street is pronounced.
4. If it is not pronounced correctly you can say it correctly and get a copy of the file.
5. Send the TTS file to Waze {do we have a forum for this, or do we use the support page?}
6. Include "Street name = Modified street name" in the email {or forum post} and request that the file be added to the Waze TTS database.
7. Once it is added {how do users know when that happens?} the TTS cache in the client device must be cleared before the new street name can be heard {how is the cache cleared?} Before the cache is cleared, you will not hear the new street name.

Is there anything else we are missing or need clarified?
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Re: Road name is incorrect when spoken, right on the map its

Postby AndyPoms » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:50 am

What do we do about different pronunciations of the same spelling?

For example Houston, TX and Houston St, New York City - Spelled the same, Pronounced ˈhjuːstən for TX & HOW-stən for NYC (pronunciation keys taken from WikiPedia, so don't blame me when they aren't right)
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