Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

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Re: Forest Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs

Postby dbraughlr » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:02 am

There are prefixes like "I-" and "US-" don't get special pronunciation.
For all these that you propose, I would be fine with just the letters being pronounced.

Otherwise, what the harm is there in shortening them?
  • IRR-xxx → "Reservation Road".
  • ITR-xxx → "Tribal Road".
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BI- prefix for interstate business loops

Postby dbraughlr » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:34 am

txemt wrote:I've been spelling out "business". I'd rather have waze say "I-20 business" instead of "I-20 bus".


That's great if you want to do do that. Why don't you update the wiki so that we can update them all?

I propose that for a long-term solution for correct shields that we standardize a prefix ("BI-") for interstate business loops. Thus BI-20 would generate the correct shield and TTS (perhaps "biz loop twenty").
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Re: BI- prefix for interstate business loops

Postby dbraughlr » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:51 am

txemt wrote:It'll say "bee elle" or "bl"

I would expect BI- to be pronounced bee eye without a TTS abbreviation translation.
My proposal is to add "BI-" to the TTS translation so that it is read how ever it is that we want it to be read, and to the shield translation to get a green shield.
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Re: BI- prefix for interstate business loops

Postby dbraughlr » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:50 pm

davielde wrote:"Business" is understandable to the ear whether it is a loop or a spur. I know that "Business Interstate" encompasses both loops and spurs …

How about "BI-" → business eye to be generic for loops and spurs?
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Re: BI- prefix for interstate business loops

Postby dbraughlr » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:40 pm

davielde wrote:… where would "Business US-[#]" routes fall? In making things convenient from a TTS and shield-generating standpoint for interstate business routes only using "BI-", are we sacrificing consistency with US business routes, or should potential abbreviations be discussed with those in mind as well? "BUS-[#]" likely wouldn't work as we know how that is pronounced...

I think "BUS-" (business alternate or biz alt) is fine for business alternate route. But there is a conflict if TTS interprets Bus or bus the same as "BUS".
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Re: business loop/spur/alternative route

Postby dbraughlr » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:47 am

Those who are interested in the discussion of "Business" in the highway name, please see this thread on the subject to address the first matter of updating the wiki to standardize naming without the abbreviation "Bus".
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Re: MT = ?

Postby dbraughlr » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:48 am

What happened to MT = Montana ?
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Re: Roman numerals

Postby dbraughlr » Mon May 12, 2014 6:34 pm

Whether Louis XIV is read as lewis ex eye vee or lewis fourteenth, it won't be perfect.

I think we want C, D, I, L, M, V, and X pronounced as letters. It seems that Roman numerals are the exceptions and should require special notation if used at all.
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Re: Penn

Postby dbraughlr » Fri May 23, 2014 11:48 pm

sketch wrote:"Penn" should say "penn", but do we want "Penn." to say "Pennsylvania"?

No. Before the postal abbreviation "PA" came into use, the abbreviations were "Penna." or "Pa.". "PA" has become so widespread that even most old-timers refer to the state using the modern "PA", as in "I've lived in PA for 80 years".
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Re: Penn.

Postby dbraughlr » Sat May 24, 2014 9:55 pm

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