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 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:41 pm

I found that Waze is pronouncing the acronym "QEW" as "cue". This is incorrect. Also, contrary to the wiki, Waze pronounces "WB" as "westbound" properly.

I'm also looking to see if there is an appropriate abbreviation for "Line".
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby image619 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:53 pm

It is on Gizmoguy's spreadsheet, and listed as USPS standard abbreviation, so it's probably correct. However, it has an unwanted side effect in this case.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby image619 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:36 pm

I tried to browse the thread and didn't see an answer to this, but I apologize if I'm treading on covered ground.

Is there any way to force the client to not translate a road name? In San Diego, we have a road names Upas St, and the client calls in Underpass St. (according to a problem report).

Here it is, in case you're interested:
https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... ts=6989588
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby hpbna2 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:22 pm

Is it possible to change the pronunciation of Briley Parkway in Nashville TN to "Briley" with a long i vs. "Brilly," the way it is currently pronounced?
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Col. H. Weir Cook Drive - Indianapolis International Airport

Postby HossCartwright59 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:57 pm

Could someone direct me on how to get the pronunciation of this road fixed? See below from my posting to Waze map editor. Thank you in advance.

You received a comment on the map issue you reported, from 04.03.2017 on E 56th St, Lawrence - “The word "Col." in Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive at the Indianapolis International Airport is not being pronounced correctly in Waze directions. It should be pronounced "Colonel" (i.e., same as "kernel"). He was a World War I flying ace and aviation pioneer from the Indianapolis area. Thank you. ”.

An editor from the Waze mapping community wants to solve the problem, but needs some more information.

enfcer74 on 04.03.2017 08:46 PM:

Thank you for the report on this. But the in app reports comes to the Volunteer Map Editing Community, and we have no access to change the Text To Speech Algorithms. You will need to submit that to the Forum Pages, and hopefully someone there can take it to the Developers, or have a solution for it. I believe the correct forum section is here https://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=3
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby hmarian » Tue May 14, 2013 3:33 pm

I support jasonh300 and think it is not such a great suggestion.
Working with Waze to fix this is the way to go.

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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 HippoCampusLoL » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:14 am

Sam Eig was a famous real estate developer in the DC area, and Sam Eig Highway in Gaithersburg MD is an extension of I-370 and a major route. It should be pronounced "Sam Eyeg" but the last name is currently spelled out instead.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby herrchin » Mon May 30, 2016 6:26 pm

PesachZ wrote:Cir was omitted accidentally, I have now replaced it in the wiki list for Jane. Cir does work and is recommended for Circle.

"Cir" appears to have gone missing again from the Jane wiki list?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby HavanaDay » Sun May 04, 2014 12:38 am

To follow regarding the TTS for NC-XX I have a slightly different experience.

The two that I tested was this

a Ramp off A freeway - Exit 50: NC-51 / Blair Rd
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a turn onto NC-24 / 27

On the ramp it said "Exit 50 enn cee 51 {pause} Blair Rd
On the turn it said "Turn Left North Carolina 24 {pause} 27

So I think I have experienced the reverse of what was posted above. I take that exit everyday during the week so I will reverify but I am prety sure that was what it said.
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