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 invented » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:11 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
invented wrote:Can someone try "RR" to see what happens? like RR-20.


Do you mean "Rural Route" or "Rural Road" or something else?

Note we currently have "RR" in the list to test for "Rail Road".

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

Postby invented » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:20 am

khaytsus wrote:Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.


Canada Post offers no opinion, so I've been using Siderd in hopes it comes out okay. Bing uses Sdrd.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:11 am

jasonh300 wrote:
khaytsus wrote:Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.


Is this really a street type? Post an example.


http://goo.gl/maps/pRK49
http://goo.gl/maps/pWH6W

They're usually just regular streets, in this context.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby irowiki » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:50 pm

"Federated States of Micronesia"


Being from Texas myself I got a super laugh out of this one :lol:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jab_au » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:31 am

MWY = Motorway, yes aware you can use Mtwy but it does not meet standard in Australia
CCT = Circuit

Both the above don't work.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:59 pm

EXPY also works for Expressway.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:09 am

Just a note: Bus, as in US Hwy 90 Bus E is being pronounced 'bus' again. I don't know when this happened, but it was working before and now it isn't.
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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 jasonh300 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:40 pm

Not sure if anyone else confirmed this, but last night, I found that St. is pronounced as "Saint". This was in "Bay St. Louis". I don't know whether it's the positioning or the period that makes it work. It pronounces Louis "Lou-ee", but that's another issue.

Sketch pointed out yesterday in another thread that "Iberville" is pronounced "d'Iberville", which is surprising. We pronounce the street "EYE-ber-vil" whereas d'Iberville, like the town in Mississippi, is usually pronounced "dee-IHB-er-vil".
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Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:36 am

I think the idea is to test and figure out which abbreviations aren't pronounced properly and then get Waze to fix them.

If Waze pronounces "Main St" - "Main Saint", we aren't going to start spelling it "Main Str" to get it to work. TTS needs to work with the standardized abbreviations.

So if you think something is being pronounced strangely, post it here, GizmoGuy will put it into his test rig, and he'll spend the weekend following the next map update driving around a cow pasture listening to TTS and determining which ones need to be reported.


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