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 txemt » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:23 am

I have confirmed, today, that "SH" for "State Highway" is NOT working. :(
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:56 pm

txemt wrote:I have confirmed, today, that "SH" for "State Highway" is NOT working. :(


Correct. Along with "SH" I have also just tested for "SH-123" also, and can re-confirm that is still does not work either.

I've also tested for various forms of abbreviations for "Township" and "Township Road" and did not find any that worked.

I'll add these results to the list shortly.

What I did discover was another anomaly, for differing results between the two audio files that are created for any given segment. One file always says just the "Street Name" property contents, while the other file says, the word "At" followed by "Street Name" property contents.

The test for "SH-123" resulted in one audio file that said "At ess-aitch one two three" and the other file said, "ess-aitch one hundred twenty three". Very curious.

The last such similar anomaly was with a test of “Borough”, “Parade”, and “Parish”, by using the abbreviations of "Boro par ph".

One file said "At borough parade phone, and other other said, "borough par pea-aitch".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:13 pm

Pkwy confirmed by several people as Parkway.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:07 pm

AndyPoms wrote:Pkwy confirmed by several people as Parkway.


Andy, do you happen to know which capitalization variations were confirmed?

Unfortunately, the TTS results are often defendant on capitalization, punctuation, and position with other words, not to mention the other issue I just mentioned in my previous post.

These make the TTS list that much larger and complicated, as most of the early tests did not take any of these depandancy issues into consideration.
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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 hmarian » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:49 pm

The same for me.
"Pkwy" is reading out "Parkway" on the client and is more consistent with road signage.
Could someone finish this test and add to the TTS Log FIle?

Once it is done there will be some work to change the segments to Pkwy.

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

Postby rcenteno_davis » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:17 pm

We also have some usage of "Pkwy" in my area and TTS does say "parkway" as expected. The doc has an entry for PKWY (in all caps). Do we need to add a separate row?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:32 pm

hmarian wrote:The same for me.
"Pkwy" is reading out "Parkway" on the client and is more consistent with road signage.
Could someone finish this test and add to the TTS Log FIle?

Thanks,
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rcenteno_davis wrote:... Do we need to add a separate row?


I've added "PARKWY, parkwy, Parkwy, PKWAY, pkwy, Pkway, PKWY, pkwy, Pkwy, PKY, pky, Pky, PKWAYS, pkways, Pkways" to the test rig for completeness, and will update the list in a couple of days, once the map tiles update and I can listen to the results.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby rcenteno_davis » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:43 pm

GizmoGuy411, I still don't see the entry for "Pkwy" (only P capitalized), but for "PKWY" (all caps).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:41 pm

Only tested "Pkwy" (first letter capitalized, rest lowercase) in response to another thread...

On a side note "Waze" isn't pronounced correctly - not even close.
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