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 DonJ2 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:51 am

AndyPoms wrote:I can report that "Arpt" in Hartford, CT says "Airport" in TTS...

Yuke, It almost looks like apartment.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby DonJ2 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:47 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I don't think we should have Waze relying on positional pronunciation. It's just bound to fail. 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.


+1, I agree.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby MarionOaks » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:24 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
xteejx wrote:Any chance we can have Saint back the way it was, ie St at the start. Annoying work if we have to change them all!

I don't think we should have Waze relying on positional pronunciation. It's just bound to fail. 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.

That would make TTS so much more reliable (once all the St are changed to st.'s that is) I'd like this, especially for exits. Exit ##: to St Something will possibly say to Street Something, instead of Saint Something as an example. But if we make it St. Something, with the TTS standard being that, it should read to Saint Something.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:58 am

xteejx wrote:Any chance we can have Saint back the way it was, ie St at the start. Annoying work if we have to change them all!

I don't think we should have Waze relying on positional pronunciation. It's just bound to fail. 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.
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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 AndyPoms » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:59 pm

I can report that "Arpt" in Hartford, CT says "Airport" in TTS... I drove these ramps all the time... (Permalink & Permalink as well as a few other ramps in the area)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:56 pm

AndyPoms wrote:
jondrush wrote:How do I keep Penn St from being announces as Pennsylvania street?

Is it "Penn Street" or "Penn State" you are trying to do?

Are you sure "Penn" comes out as "Pennsylvania"? That style abbreviation isn't on the TTS test list for state names at all... I guess I'll have to add "Conn" to see if it comes out "Connecticut", although I'd think it either comes out "Conn" or "Connector"...


I was just digging through the list, and found "Penn" does actually come out as "Pennsylvania" (it's under P, not under the states list). It's tagged as an R for removal, but who knows when that may (or may not) happen...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:43 pm

xteejx wrote:Any chance we can have Saint back the way it was, ie St at the start. Annoying work if we have to change them all!


I just confirmed this as working on Sept 6, 2012(viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15178&start=230#p237398)...
AndyPoms wrote:I can report that "St Mary St" in Hamden, CT says "Saint Mary Street" in TTS... I drove it twice to confirm... (Permalink)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby floppyrod84 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:38 pm

Any chance we can have Saint back the way it was, ie St at the start. Annoying work if we have to change them all!

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

Postby AndyPoms » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:35 pm

jondrush wrote:How do I keep Penn St from being announces as Pennsylvania street?

Is it "Penn Street" or "Penn State" you are trying to do?

Are you sure "Penn" comes out as "Pennsylvania"? That style abbreviation isn't on the TTS test list for state names at all... I guess I'll have to add "Conn" to see if it comes out "Connecticut", although I'd think it either comes out "Conn" or "Connector"...
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