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 AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:04 pm

Was this also to end up being an official list to help them differentiate things like Penn vs. Pennsylvania, St vs. St. (saint) and Dr vs Dr. (doctor)? I think we need to add those too, unless I'm missing the purpose of the full abbreviation list.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:20 pm

gettingthere wrote:May need to use a single or double quote around the street name so that Waze understands that it's not an abbreviation that needs to be expanded.

Do quotes still result in being backslash-escaped to \' and \" ? I haven't tried recently.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:19 pm

I know that NW, SW, NE, SE work fine as a prefix and are fully pronounced as you'd expect. Not sure how they work at the end or in the middle of the name.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:32 am

banished wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I know that NW, SW, NE, SE work fine as a prefix and are fully pronounced as you'd expect.


Yes, I meant to include those. But other than a very small set of abbreviations, such as those, it makes sense to put a period after words not contained in that set, e.g., "Dr." for doctor and "Dr" for drive; "Wash." for Washington, and "wash" (no period) for wash, as in Wash Ave.

I feel, as mapcat noted, that we should not be going hog wild on things like Wash. vs Wash and Geo vs. George. The smaller set of abbreviations, the better. If it's Wash, it's always Wash, otherwise spell out Washington if that's what it is.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:56 pm

CBenson wrote:I just discovered that "Pr." is on a few BGSs around here as an abrieviation for "Prince." The TTS says "pea are."

Another one to just spell out? Though I'm not sure what "pr" would otherwise conflict with.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:37 pm

I saw a street sign today for a "Terrace" which used "TR" as the abbreviation. This would conflict with "TR" for "Trail."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:31 pm

I thought we decided long(er) ago that differentiation should be with the period or without. Positional should make no difference. St=street, St.=saint, Dr=drive, Dr.=Drive, etc. Why make it more complicated?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:46 pm

CBenson wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I thought we decided long(er) ago that differentiation should be with the period or without. Positional should make no difference. St=street, St.=saint, Dr=drive, Dr.=Drive, etc. Why make it more complicated?

Did you mean Dr.=Doctor?

Yes. :oops: #Typingtoofast.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:54 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:The first batch of TTS abbreviation tests from yesterday's map updates have been tested.

This completed a third more of the 700 abbreviations to be tested.

Wow, you all are doing some great testing. I appreciate the time and effort you are putting in to this. Let us hope this bears good fruit with better and reliable abbreviations in the future!
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Re: Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze C

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:27 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
AndyPoms wrote:...does anyone know a way to keep some form of "N. Y." (NY, N.Y., etc) for the display and get it to read "New York" in the TTS?


Look at the abbreviation list linked in the lead post of this thread. I think it has been updated to include the abbreviation for New York that works.

Or don't keep the form and spell out New York...
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