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

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

Postby jenncard » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:36 pm

Additional fly in the ointment, Chicago also diverges from USPS treatment of addresses containing compass points:
Single-letter compass points accompanying a street name are normally followed by a period; two-letter ones are not. (The US Postal Service does not use periods for either)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:52 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:It is a slow process to test, as I need to drive to the location, and use my Android device to hear the TTS output.

Thanks again for doing this, Gizmo. Awesome community resource, your sandbox is. :geek:

Two things that I can confirm:
1) comma does add pause, so perhaps change your sandbox from / separators to , to make it easier?
2) the space before and after the / are critical! Recently encountered a "Blah blah Ave/ Irrelevant St" named exit and the "Ave" was pronounced "ayve", NOT expanded out to "avenue"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:57 pm

Does anyone have any thoughts about "one half", "three quarters", or (my personal favorite for the sheer ridiculous factor) "fifty one-hundredths"?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:25 am

Then there is also the case where X<>number, like "F 1/2 Rd" :roll:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:03 am

No. I think that it is actually "BJ Rd".
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Postby jenncard » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:28 pm

I am really the only one dealing with "one half" Rd, and the like?
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