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 orbitc » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:08 pm

Should we start fixing those with single digit letters? or wait till you finish the next test?
Also, Should we change all or just the N,W, S, E letters?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:45 pm

If we change only those 4 letters, we have not many to do. We'll do the ones we know and correct as we see them.
Personally, I prefer single quotes, but if GizmoGuy recommended to Waze double then we will go with that.
I guess, just as long as we are consistent it shouldn't matter that much.
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Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:25 am

I agree with Alan. Few of us tested these with few different combination. The Best option, IMO, should be either with single quotes or double quotes.
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Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:35 am

Once again I'm with Alan. I prefer single quotes as well.

I don't think Waze Dev. changing anything yet. This is just is trying to fix these roads with N, W, S, E letters manually. This way we get better directions from Waze.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:23 am

I'm waiting for:
Sp
A.T.&T.
Alt
St. Middle St

Those were added last night, so in a couple of days, they'll hit the client and I can test them out. I'm going to try out some combos of "S 1st St W" to see what I get.


Are we getting mix messages?
Wajo357 tested with Avenue S. that yield South.
Someone else tested that it worked.
Perhaps, the reason for this is that we were testing a single letter. More concern with the directional letters. Not combinations of letters like A.T.T.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:17 am

Thanks a lot for these extensive tests GizmoGuy411.

As you may know, we've tested couple of options as well. I believe, -if that's OK to proceed- we should go ahead and change those roads with single letter like Avenue S to Avenue 'S'. It seems that's the general consensus at this point.

Also, one might argue, while we are fixing Avenue 'S', why not change it to Ave 'S'
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:08 am

Like I said, that's the general consensus at this point. More people seem to prefer single quotes as well.

In order to address the local issue here, we should start naming just those 4 letters using single quote without shortening the name.
Like this:

Avenue S will be: Ave 'S'
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Postby orbitc » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:21 pm

We will start changing N, E, W, S letters in NY and NJ starting Monday.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:40 am

xteejx,
Couldn't agree more.

I'm sure, you've seen that we've been testing these in the past 2 weeks. We're also working close with some of the Waze Champs.

Without Waze doing anything initially, we'll fix our local issue by renaming those letters (N,S,E,W) with single letters. Currently, Avenue S in NY pronounced as Avenue South, which is wrong.

Our final conclusion is to use this format:

Avenue S will be Ave 'S'
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby orbitc » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:42 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
Please wait until the results are in for all of these before changing any segment names.

They were entered into WME 2013-02-03 05:30 UTC, so the results may not be available until Monday. I'll will try to audio test them as soon as they are incorporated into the map updates.


OK. We'll wait for you.
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