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 Mar 31, 2014 3:48 pm

sketch wrote:I've only ever heard it reported for "N". So, "parkway n", but "parkway south", "parkway east", and "parkway west".

I could have sworn I got "Parkway ess" before, but looking back I see I only reported "Parkway enn." You could be correct that this is only a problem for "N." I'll see what happens if I go north.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:32 pm

Okay, the timeline: The road was named "St. Stephens Church Rd" For quite some time it was pronounced "Saint Stephens Church Road." Then some time in the past few months it started being pronounced for me as "Street Stephens Church Road." So I edited it to try "St Stephens Church Rd" which is currently pronounced for me as "Street Stephens Church Road."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:42 am

Yes. I've cleared the cache.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:54 pm

So what are we doing differently? I continue to get "Street Stephens Church Road" for "St Stephens Church Rd" regardless of whether the first "St" has a period or not. I continue to get "Pennsylvania" for "Penn" and I got "Dee Are" for "Dr. Martin Luther King" over the weekend. I'll try clearing the voice cache again and try with the current beta release.

Are you using a test bed somewhere where I could see if I get the same results over the same roads?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:16 pm

Aww. I just retested "St Stephens Church Rd," "Penn St" and got "Saint" and "Penn." Don't remember where I was when I got "Dee Are." Don't know what I've done differently (except this is a new beta version from the last time I tested).


However, turning right on this segment still gives me "turn right on Baltimore Washington Parkway Enn Baltimore Bee Double You Eye"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:59 pm

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

Postby CBenson » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:19 pm

But the MUTCD doesn't approve of BUS does it?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:40 pm

Your probably right. I've only been confused when the TTS says "bus."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:26 pm

Its not uncommon around here for BGS near state boaders to include the state for a destination. Thus ramp names that copy the BGS crop up with state abbreviations around here.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:50 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:In any case, can you guys provide a couple examples? Meanwhile I'll try to start from page one here and see if I can find a better rationale for "A"dding them.

Well most ramp names in Maryland are using MD for Maryland route numbers. This was started before TTS and has been kept due to the promise of voicing "MD" as "Maryland." If its never going to happen, maybe we should change to SH. There are some other ramps that use other state abbreviations like here, but many others spell out the state name in waze even though the BGS uses the abbreviation to accommodate the TTS. I read somewhere that the AASHTO wants signs in the northeast corridor to use "New York City" and "Washington DC" to avoid conflict with state names, but I can't verify that and its certainly not universal applied.
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