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 jondrush » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:56 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Jr. B St. Dr. = "junior bee saint doctor"

That's a real place?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:25 pm

We strongly recommend that Penna be used in place of Penn to avoid that particular conflict.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jondrush » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:00 pm

AwCrap. Penna was working as an abbreviation that spoke "Pennsylvania", but now it is busted. Just says "Penna". Any insight on why this changed?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Jpere » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:20 pm

sketch wrote:
taddison1 wrote:
jasonh300 wrote:What was the exact name of the expressway, as named on the Waze map? It's working fine at the expressway near me.


It's "N Central Expy".

Whatever this TTS problem is, it doesn't seem to be consistent. Most streets announce fine, there seem to be just a few that don't.

I haven't figured out if it's always the same streets that fail to announce the abbreviations correctly, or if it's just a random failure that can occur on any street. Unfortunately, the streets that I've heard fail are far from my house so I can't easily go and drive them again.

All the examples I saw with the "N" problem seem to be where Waze doesn't expect a "north", that is, wherever the N is not preceded by a street abbreviation or a numerical highway designation. So it didn't work on "Cesar Chavez N" or "I-35W N", while I assume it would work on "Cesar Chavez Dr N" or "I-35 N".


You could be on to something. There are some ramps I need to fix in the Miami area that read out as "Florida's Turnpike N" instead of "Florida's Turnpike North" and it might be because it's not expecting that N to be there.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Kandralla » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:34 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:Penn for Pennsylvania was moved from the main list to the State abbreviation list where it belongs, along with other alternate state abbreviations. Yes we definitely want it removed from the TTS!


Am I correct in my assumption that this means that William Penn Highway will now be called "William Penn Highway" as oppoesed to "William Pennsylvania Highway"?

If so thanks, that was annoying.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby Kayos_On_The_Road » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:12 pm

Hi,

A couple of TTS issues experienced in Canada (waze V3.8.0, Android 4.4.2, Navigation guidance English (US) (Tom)). The Canada Post abbreviation guidelines are what we are supposed to be using as a naming convention. The two issues are:

Full Name Abbreviation
Diversion Divers
Point Pt

Currently the TTS engine states "Divers" and "P T". On the wiki page the Point abbreviation is listed as untested, so I guess it doesn't work...

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

Postby Kayos_On_The_Road » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:40 pm

There are a few diversions around the Vancouver area and we recently had a bit of a debate about whether to stick with "Divers" or switch to "Diversion". I thought I would post the two issues I was aware of here to get some feedback and see if it would be something to change in the next version or not.

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

Postby Kayos_On_The_Road » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:39 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:After over two years, the Big List, finally now has every entry tested.

The list may not yet include all of the latest suggestions we are preparing to submit to Waze.


Can you please provide a link to the "Big List" the last time I looked at a list, Pt for point didn't work (verified about a month ago) and Divers for Diversion does not work and was not on the list.

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

Postby Kayos_On_The_Road » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:48 pm

Reading GizmoGuy411's post, it indicates everything has been tested. The list on the first post in this thread has not been updated, hence the request to see the current list.

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

Postby Kayos_On_The_Road » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:14 pm

Thanks GizmoGuy411. I was using the wiki link immediately above the google spreadsheet link. The current list actually shows entries for both PTS (Points) and PT (Point), but neither work as they show as n/a.

Looking forward to having these resolved as "Divers" is fairly common in my driving area and sounds pretty dumb when the signposts show Diversion. :)

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