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

Postby jenncard » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:28 pm

CBenson wrote:Yep, no problems with fractions here.

Poop. Saw your post and thought someone had a solution :-) , then looked at the permalink... :-(

I need to be able to address, for example, "J three-eighths Rd" or "Twenty-nine and one-quarter Rd"
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:55 pm

Gizmo,
Looking at the spreadsheet, a few questions... particularly for those of us who might want to play along and help the effort.

* If the "Date added to WME" is null, can you confirm that none of them have been added yet?
* Have all the "1" values been added and we are just waiting for the laborious process of you testing them?

Propose adding an "Editor" column, in case others want to join in, and maybe something to indicate "non-standard but editor requested"?

J

PS I've set up my little test for a few possible variations to get Colorado, my fractional desires, as well as some different "special" cases...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jenncard » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:24 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:So you can see with all the nulls that I have a lot to test yet.
(...)
As far adding an "Editor" column, i'm not sure of your intended purpose

Given how much you have yet to test, perhaps other editors would be willing/able to set up test rigs as well, to share the effort? Such as mine own? So I could conceivably test some of the outstanding options on your spreadsheet and could indicate which were being tested by me...
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