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 12, 2012 4:35 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I thought we decided long(er) ago that differentiation should be with the period or without. Positional should make no difference. St=street, St.=saint, Dr=drive, Dr.=Drive, etc. Why make it more complicated?

Did you mean Dr.=Doctor?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:17 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
CBenson wrote: I would also note I was somewhat surprised (not having any use for the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices" except for waze map editing) at how much each state might change that list. Here is Maryland's for example.


Yes that is a surprise. Maryland has quite a few more abbreviations than the fed list too. I looked my state of Ohio, and our abbreviation list is a copy of the federal list.

I supposed to do the our list right we should look at these for EVERY state. I'm afraid however I'm not up to the task, as our current list represents a fair amount of effort to date, and with only 35% tested so far, there will be a lot more to test once the map tiles are updated again.

Would anyone like to compare the MUTCD list for every state against our list and submit any additional abbreviations we should add?

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/sta ... /index.htm


It appears that Maryland is the only state to add a bunch to the fed list. So this doesn't look to be such a problem.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:00 am

Yep, I can confirm that Penn St comes out as "Pennsylvania St" and should not be confused with Pennsylvania Ave.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:40 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:I recall someone previously posted a link to Maryland too.

My post about Maryland is here.
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Re: Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze C

Postby CBenson » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:30 am

Timbones wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:If we make it a standard that "St" is "street" and "St." is "saint" then we know exactly how it will be pronounced regardless of where it is in the street name.

Is this going happen? Did the request get put in to HQ?

I don't know. But if it is/has, "Dr" as "drive" and "Dr." and "doctor" should get the same request.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:26 pm

The last time I checked Int'l was sounded out as "Intel" as well.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:33 pm

"Pkwy" with the initial capitalization and no punctuation (as used here) gives me TTS of "parkway."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:53 pm

This exit has been named "Exits 13A-B-C: US-301 / MD-3 Richmond / Crofton" to match the BGS for quite some time. I drive through it regularly. TTS says: "Exits thirteen ayybeesea...youess threeohone...emdee three Richmond...Crofton." It sounds fine to me. I've never seen or heard a complaint.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:05 pm

Wajo357 wrote:1) Most avenues in Brooklyn NY are letters, like Ave M . However, Waze reads Ave N, E, W, and S as the direction, not the letter. A few of us have tested that encapsulating the letters with either single or double quotes gets Waze to say the letter and not the direction. So what do you guys recommend? Single quotes? double quotes? All avenues? Just problematic avenues? Add alternate name with no quotes?

East/West streets in downtown Washington DC are also letters, like "K St." In the past, encapsulating the letters with either single or double quotes would not get waze to say the letter and not the direction (only lower case encapsulated in single quotes gave the letter). Maybe things have changed since I last tried this or maybe it matters whether the single letter starts the name.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:03 pm

Wajo357 wrote:When waze says the "ayybee" it sounds like it is slurring the two letters together instead of saying simply "70 ayy bee". My question was if there was a way to write it such that voice TTS doesn't slur it.

Not that I know of. But I kind of like waze being quick about it.

orbitc wrote:Maybe, it's changed?

Maybe. I'll try it again.
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