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 jasonh300 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:28 pm

That wasn't what I was expecting. However, there's a street called Delores Dr here that TTS pronounced "Delores DEE ARR".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:32 pm

sketch wrote:Maybe "Expwy" would work for expressway where "Expy" does not. "Expwy" is the preferred abbreviation under the MUTCD. "Expy" is a USPS abbreviation we chose to prefer because (1) it's shorter and (2) some states use it on their signs anyway.


As of the last time I tried it, a couple of years ago, Expwy did not work with TTS.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:39 pm

Worked for me...TTS at 0:23

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9wkkfh1ao3yw1 ... .53.08.mov

(Look at all the illegal landmarks!)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jemay » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:07 am

Another example abbreviation problems...

Type: General error
Description: voice calls this "west avenue north" but it is "west avenue N"
Reported on: Yesterday

N is the letter of the street (A,B,C,...L,M,N,O) So it is not North.... So what do I do with the request UR

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=4&lat ... FTTTTTTTFT

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

Postby jemay » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:39 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
jemay wrote:Another example abbreviation problems...

Type: General error
Description: voice calls this "west avenue north" but it is "west avenue N"
Reported on: Yesterday

N is the letter of the street (A,B,C,...L,M,N,O) So it is not North.... So what do I do with the request UR

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=4&lat ... FTTTTTTTFT

Thanks

Unfortunately there is only one solution at the moment, and that is to rename the road [West Avenue 'n']. You could also name it [W Ave 'n'] however I would opt to be as close to however the local signage displays it.

Note that 'N' will not work, only a lower case 'n' works so far that we have found for TTS to actually pronounce the letter instead of the cardinal direction. So same holds, 'e', 's', and 'w'.

Ok, I changed the four segments to be W Ave 'n', so when exiting the freeway the navigation would announce the street name correctly?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jemay » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:14 am

But putting a period implies there is more to the letter (representing a word).
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jemay » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:20 am

U.S.A. = United States of America (U)nited (S)tates......
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:10 pm

One of my cities out in the hinterlands is littered with "27 1/2 Rd", "D 1/4 Rd", or one of my personal favorites "E 50/100 Rd". Unfortunately, I've actually never Wazed there so I have NO IDEA what TTS does! That said, I've never seen a UR saying "should be one-half Rd not one {pause} two Rd".

I'd be happy to throw down some roads to test this out, but obviously don't want to muck up the local map. Gizmo, any tips on how you've set up your sandbox?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:53 pm

Per The Chicago Manual of Style, the correct abbreviation for Doctor is "Dr." and Saint is "St." (just as Ph.D. and NOT PhD is the correct abbreviation for that which I seek) :geek:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:32 pm

No love there.
While acknowledging that the US Postal Service prefers all caps and without the use of periods (e.g. "ST"), Chicago prefers the form of abbreviations with an initial capital and a period (e.g. "St.") when presented in tabular format and the like. In running text, Chicago advises that one spell out rather than abbreviate.

For those not listed, Chicago recommends that one consult a dictionary.
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