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 banished » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:52 pm

jasonh300 wrote:How about "Int'l"?


I found the difference in TTS pronunciation between "Jr" and "Jr." (note the period), was "jay-are" and "junior" with the later being correct. I do not know if the difference between "Intl" and "Intl." would produce similar results, but though it worth mentioning in case it hasn't been tried, yet.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby banished » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:15 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I saw a street sign today for a "Terrace" which used "TR" as the abbreviation. This would conflict with "TR" for "Trail."


I am uncertain if spelling or standard abbreviations is taught at Street Sign School. :lol:

Normally, Trail would be Trl, Terrace would be Ter

https://www.usps.com/send/official-abbreviations.htm (click on the Street Suffixes tab).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby banished » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:28 am

jenncard wrote:Two things that I can confirm:
1) comma does add pause, so perhaps change your sandbox from / separators to , to make it easier?
2) the space before and after the / are critical! Recently encountered a "Blah blah Ave/ Irrelevant St" named exit and the "Ave" was pronounced "ayve", NOT expanded out to "avenue"


Argh! I've been saying this (about the commas) until I've come down with carpal-tunnel syndrome. Never-the-less, Waze said they'll put in a ticket to have the slash (with spaces on both sides) to make TTS treat it as a comma, but who knows when that will happen?

Meanwhile, though there was agreement (at the Meetup) to eliminate "US Hwy xx" in favor of "US-xx", there's still hesitancy to adopt it until Waze makes the shields work for that naming convention…which is the way I feel about the commas. :? I just want to do the right thing, but there still doesn't seem to be any consensus.
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Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

Postby banished » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:45 am

Someone else suggested.

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

Postby banished » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:16 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I know that NW, SW, NE, SE work fine as a prefix and are fully pronounced as you'd expect.


Yes, I meant to include those. But other than a very small set of abbreviations, such as those, it makes sense to put a period after words not contained in that set, e.g., "Dr." for doctor and "Dr" for drive; "Wash." for Washington, and "wash" (no period) for wash, as in Wash Ave.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby banished » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:37 pm

bmitch3020 wrote:Label: Geo Wash Pkwy
TTS: George Washington Parkway.


Any abbreviation other than the standard N, E, W, S, St, Rd, Ave, Dr., etc., needs to include a period. For example,

Label: Dr = TTS: Drive
Label: Dr. (note the period) = TTS: doctor

Label: Geo. Wash. Pkwy = TTS: George Washington Pkwy

Rationale: "Wash" is not wholly uncommon word in street names.
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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 AndyPoms » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:16 am

Just got a UR that says "Opas" is not being changed to "Overpass". Tested in WME & I get "Oh-Pus" (like Mr. Holland's Opus).

"Opas" is on the list of working abbreviations from the first post in this (incredibly long) thread.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:46 am

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AndyPoms wrote:Is it just me or does the second "Exit" in "Exit Right to Exit ##: SR-### / Main Ave / Anytown" sound like Egg-Sit? It really seems to me like they both sound different.

This has been know for a while it's a bug in the engine, the vendor will have to fix.
Ok. I'm just happy I'm not hearing things/going crazy...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:02 pm

Is it just me or does the second "Exit" in "Exit Right to Exit ##: SR-### / Main Ave / Anytown" sound like Egg-Sit? It really seems to me like they both sound different.
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