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 GizmoGuy411 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:19 am

Timbones wrote:Does TTS not say "saint" when St is at the beginning, and "street" when it is at the end? This is how I'd expect it to work...

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According to this post, it may not work that way:
leungjf wrote:Hello, all

I've come upon a peculiar problem in my area - St. Louis, MO.

I recently updated some of the entrance ramps to I-64 in the area to incorporate the control city per the Wiki. For example, "To I-64 E" became "To I-64 E St. Louis".

The changes finally went live with the last map update, and then I noticed the problem:

The abbreviation I used for "St. Louis" - "St." - is also the abbreviation for "Street" and the client's TTS is saying it as "I-64 East Street Louis". I haven't seen any postings with this problem (and please forgive me if there have been - still a bit new at this AM thing).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:45 am

Worst case (for single letters):

N N St N

Should be:
North Enn Street North

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

Postby bgodette » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:38 am

Basically there needs to be positional awareness for handling things like St, Dr, N/S/E/W. Can anyone think of a name where St isn't Saint unless it's at the end of the name and therefore Street? Same thing for Dr.

N/S/E/W is the letter name if it's in the middle of the street name, or the only "word" before the St/Rd/Blvd/etc. So you can have "W N St" for "West Enn Street" and "N St" for "Enn Street", if you need "West North Street" you'll just have to use "W North St".

CR-### should be County Road, I'm not sure what we should use for State/County Route, maybe RT-### and TTS be "Route ###". (Rowwt or Root? it's regional)
SH-### should be State Highway ###.
US-### should be You Ess ### or You Ess Highway ### (I'd prefer to not have Highway but that's just me)
I-### should be Eye ###
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby banished » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:28 am

Jr. = Junior in TTS, as in Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. I didn't see it in your list. I found that without the period, "Jr" induces TTS to say "jay are".

I expect the same result for "Dr." as in "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd". Since most every town has a street honoring MLK, it's appropriate to include it in your extensive list. Nice work, by the way.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:08 am

gettingthere wrote:... We'll need to add a bunch of Spanish abbreviations since there are loads of streets in many states where the street name is in Spanish. ...


Geez, I wonder who we could ask that might know those!
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby gettingthere » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:18 pm

Request to add (does not work currently)

C - Calle - The abbreviation would be the first word in the street name

We'll need to add a bunch of Spanish abbreviations since there are loads of streets in many states where the street name is in Spanish.

Pso - Paseo - confirmed working in TTS
Av - Avenue - confirmed working in TTS
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:12 pm

CBenson:
Excellent points CBenson. Some of the words you mentioned were already in the list I believe, however I'll be sure to add the ones you mentioned. At the Palo Alto Meet-Up there was discussion about many of the issues you mentioned. We did kick around the idea of using "St." for "Saint" and "St" for "Street" as you mentioned. I'll be sure to add "St." The list does have NE. NW, SE, & SW to see what they generate, but I forgot about the issue of differentiating roads named with a letter such as "E" from "east" as the current "E" abbreviation currently says. Since there are fewer roads named with a letter than roads that include a direction, we will have to think of a way to make them different. Maybe with quotes? Anyone else have ideas here?

I suppose I should test every letter of the alphabet to see what they say. N, E, S, & W may not be the only ones that produce a word.

mapcat:
Your welcome... altough I don't think I got any points for making that list did I? :)

AlanOfTheBurg:
Actually Alan, the list was to be multipurposed. Intially to learn what abbreviations the TTS already knows, and secondly to be a basis for creating our TTS "wishlist" for Waze. I'll see if I can make that clearer in the lead post. Thanks.

jason300
Thanks Jason.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:59 pm

EXPY also works for Expressway.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:04 pm

Was this also to end up being an official list to help them differentiate things like Penn vs. Pennsylvania, St vs. St. (saint) and Dr vs Dr. (doctor)? I think we need to add those too, unless I'm missing the purpose of the full abbreviation list.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby mapcat » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:57 pm

Thanks for putting together the list. Very thorough. I look forward to seeing the results as they come in.
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