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 AndyPoms » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:38 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:Looking at the list again, "Br" is not a good choice for "Bridge" based on the official abbreviations of the US Postal Service and the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
I'm just saying that it's on road signs all over the place (at least up here in the North East)...

GizmoGuy411 wrote:At least I've heard of the word "Branch, but "Stravenue" ? I had to look that one up when I first found it in the USPS list. And as uncommon as it may be, I think it wins for having the most possible abbreviations.
"Stravenue"? Really? Are you sure that's not a typo? I mean, come on, the 'S' is right next to the 'A' on the keyboard...
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:35 am

AndyPoms wrote:...."Stravenue"? Really? Are you sure that's not a typo? I mean, come on, the 'S' is right next to the 'A' on the keyboard...


LOL... Oh yeah... check this out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stravenue

and this on Waze:
https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-110.9 ... TTTFTTTTFT

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

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:48 pm

Couple of things...

1) "Conn." becomes "con" in TTS
2) "CT-" becomes "Court" (expected, but was hoping the dash would trigger something useful)
3) Found the CT Abbreviation list (or at least one of them - I have a feeling there are more & it's document dependent) - it's hidden in the Highway Log PDF... Pages 7-9 at http://www.ct.gov/dot/LIB/dot/Documents/dpolicy/hwylog/hwylog.pdf. "Br" = Bridge, "Bra" = Branch. We also have abbreviations for "Corrugated Metal Pipe" & "Corrugated Metal Plate Pipe Arch" if anyone is interested... :roll:
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:48 am

The content of Andy's last post was addressed in an update on 2012-09-24.

Since he provided an official abbreviation list for CT, I also started something new and added the link to that list by making the State name linkable.

I recall someone previously posted a link to Maryland too. I'll use this post a reminder to find it and add that link later.

The abbreviation tests and results for Apartment, Apartments, Country, and County were added today.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:40 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:I recall someone previously posted a link to Maryland too.

My post about Maryland is here.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:12 pm

CBenson wrote:
GizmoGuy411 wrote:I recall someone previously posted a link to Maryland too.

My post about Maryland is here.


Thanks! I thought it was from you. Just had not searched for it yet. I'll add it now before I forget.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby harling » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:38 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:This sounds like another one of those positional issues. I think I recall jasonh300 saying something before about a similar situation.

I'm not even sure how show in the list that "Br" is sometimes "Bridge" and sometimes "Branch" for the very same road segment, depending on how Samatha feels at the moment. I'll have to think on it.

Whether in the middle or the end of the ramp name, "Tobin Br" (as it appears on the signs) went from "Tobin Bridge" to "Tobin Branch" within the past year. Never mind that it also pronounces it "Tobbin" rather than "Toe-bin"... :-p
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:48 pm

I spell out "Branch" and "Bridge" because Br is a valid abbreviation for both. I've see Brg for bridge, but haven't looked at the list to see if Waze pronounces it properly. It probably does.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby weeezer14 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:22 pm

You can try to clear the TTS cache (cc@tts) and try that route again. A ramp near isn't working right for some reason and I need to try that myself.

Ramp is named: Exit to US-11W S / Rutledge / Knoxville

TTS Expected: Exit to US Highway 11 double-u south (pause) Rutledge (pause) Knoxville

TTS Actual: Exit to US Highway West South Rutledge Knoxville (no pauses)

The "expected" form is working fine on other ramps.

I haven't driven through there again since I cleared the cache.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby harling » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:55 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I spell out "Branch" and "Bridge" because Br is a valid abbreviation for both. I've see Brg for bridge, but haven't looked at the list to see if Waze pronounces it properly. It probably does.

I can tell you definitively that Brg = "bridge".
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