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 CBenson » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:41 pm

I just discovered that "Pr." is on a few BGSs around here as an abrieviation for "Prince." The TTS says "pea are."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby sketch » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:43 pm

I agree. I also stated "N.Y.C." should be read like that, though. No need for it to unabbreviate it at all.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:17 pm

That is just it. The signs do not say New York City. They just say NYC with no spaces or periods.

So my thinking was that for that abbreviation TTS should just say " en wye cee" to reflect the same brevity.

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

Postby sketch » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:32 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:WeeZer14 just found an issue in New York City with signs that say "NYC". Waze does not pronounce it properly at all.

I'm adding them all the list, however which of the following should we request:
a) NYC = "New York City"
b) NYC = "NYC" (the letters)
c) N.Y.C. = "New York City"
d) N.Y.C. = "NYC" (the letters)
e) other

I'm thinking b and c.

(As a side note, Excel says "New York City" for "NYC" and says the letters "N", "Y", "C" for "N.Y.C")

"NYC" should be pronounced "N Y C", as should "N.Y.C." If a sign says "New York City", we should put "New York City" in the name, not "N.Y.C."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:30 am

A section on Abbreviations has been added to the Waze Wiki "Editing Manual" under "How to label and name roads":
http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/How_ ... reviations

The lead post here has also been edited and updated.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:16 am

WeeZer14 just found an issue in New York City with signs that say "NYC". Waze does not pronounce it properly at all.

I'm adding them all the list, however which of the following should we request:
a) NYC = "New York City"
b) NYC = "NYC" (the letters)
c) N.Y.C. = "New York City"
d) N.Y.C. = "NYC" (the letters)
e) other

I'm thinking b and c.

(As a side note, Excel says "New York City" for "NYC" and says the letters "N", "Y", "C" for "N.Y.C")
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:59 am

jasonh300 wrote:Do you have "Trace" on your list? I drew in a new subdivision yesterday and two of the new street names were "Natchez Trace" and "Memphis Trace". I had no idea how to abbreviate them, so I just spelled them out.


Yep the confirmed abbreviation for "Trace" is "Trce", which is not much of a savings. I think I would just stick with "Trace".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:49 am

Do you have "Trace" on your list? I drew in a new subdivision yesterday and two of the new street names were "Natchez Trace" and "Memphis Trace". I had no idea how to abbreviate them, so I just spelled them out.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:08 am

Timbones wrote:It seems that "Cr" is being now pronounced as "Country Road", so what would be an acceptable abbreviation for "Crescent"?

Gizmo has confirmed that "CRES" is pronounced as Crescent... at least on the NA server :?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:10 pm

jenncard wrote:Trwy = "Trueway", definitely.

Here's what I have set up to test so far (all variations on the letter E and then working backwards alphabetically):
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Now that the initial entries are complete, a number of those you have set to test have already been tested.

With some your punctuation is different, so that will be a good alternative test. Given how hard it is to hear the results, you still may want to weed out the ones that are exactly the same. And however I show the abbreviation in the list for case is exactly the way I tested it.

I've used your numbering method on few new submissions to see how they work.
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