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 GizmoGuy411 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:13 pm

khaytsus wrote:Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.


Remember that the list is a test to learn every possible abbreviation that the TTS knows, and not necessarily a recommendation of what to use.

Since this is a bit of an usual case, and the name is not that long, I think it is best to not abbreviate it at all. (Falling back to our motto here of, "When in doubt, spell it out".

Of course I would still like to test for possible abbreviations, just not sure where to start. I did a Google search and found a few uses for "Sideroad" but did not see any useful abbreviations to test.

If you can find actual street signs using an abbreviation, it may help.

If you find the name as two words, then "Side Rd" should be fine. If you find "Sideroad" or "Side-road" then I suppose a specific abbreviation may be in order. From what I have read so far, it looks like the single word noun, "sideroad" is pretty much a Canadian usage, with little additional information. And as already pointed out, at least the Candian Post has no abbreviation listed for it.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:10 am

invented wrote:http://goo.gl/maps/pRK49
http://goo.gl/maps/pWH6W

They're usually just regular streets, in this context.


Okay, I thought you were talking about a suffix. This makes sense.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby khaytsus » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:22 am

jasonh300 wrote:
khaytsus wrote:Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.


Is this really a street type? Post an example.

In my case, it's usually when a street has a side road which leads to businesses, or the road has been replaced with a wider road and the original road left paralleling the new road.

http://goo.gl/maps/K9k52 (ignore the name, Google and Bing both have it as the same name of the main road, but other sources have it as "Srd".

http://goo.gl/maps/2KZQh (this case they have the name right).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side_road
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:11 am

jasonh300 wrote:
khaytsus wrote:Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.


Is this really a street type? Post an example.


http://goo.gl/maps/pRK49
http://goo.gl/maps/pWH6W

They're usually just regular streets, in this context.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:49 am

khaytsus wrote:Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.


Is this really a street type? Post an example.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby invented » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:20 am

khaytsus wrote:Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.


Canada Post offers no opinion, so I've been using Siderd in hopes it comes out okay. Bing uses Sdrd.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby khaytsus » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:57 pm

Anyone know the proper abbreviation for Sideroad? I thought it was Srd and had been using this, but that is pronounced "S R D". Not seeing it in the spreadsheet either.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:48 pm

LittlestLou wrote:Gizmo,
I already sent you a PM but since this is an issue of potential public interest I will follow up on the forum too. I can confirm that while the TTS for CONST ZN worked previously, it no longer does. I am not sure how to send the TTS file. I will search around the wiki, etc. but if you can point me in the right direction, that would be helpful. I need very basic step-by-step instructions...unfortunately. :oops:
Thanks,
LL (and yes, I have a Droid 4)


I've never heard CONST ZN work properly on the iPhone, but I don't think I had ever driven into one prior to a few months ago when some major construction started locally and I started using the labeling and then deliberately driving it to keep up with the street closures.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby littlestlou » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:07 pm

Gizmo,
I already sent you a PM but since this is an issue of potential public interest I will follow up on the forum too. I can confirm that while the TTS for CONST ZN worked previously, it no longer does. I am not sure how to send the TTS file. I will search around the wiki, etc. but if you can point me in the right direction, that would be helpful. I need very basic step-by-step instructions...unfortunately. :oops:
Thanks,
LL (and yes, I have a Droid 4)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:19 pm

GizmoGuy411 wrote:Typically they are one file number different from each other. One will contain just the names of the segment and the other will have the names prefaced with the word "at" like the files in my message about boro, par, and ph saying borough, parade, and phone in one file but borough, par and p h in the other

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I found the one I was looking for (using the TTS.db file to turn Words into file names), sorted the audio files by name, found the one I was looking for, played it, then went up and down the list looking for the 2nd one - couldn't find it...

The files I have for testing Captain:
1350890107-241200-1.tts = "at Capt Andrew Road" (Capt)
1352209891-134545-2.tts = "at Captain Andrew Road" (Capt.)

The files that share filename (except the last digit):
1352212687-976610-2.tts = "at Wilson Street"
1352212687-976610-3.tts = "at Grenhart Road"

More last digit changes & the files around them...
1343979810-878014-6.tts = "at Sherman Ave"
1343979854-936669-7.tts = "at Airport Road"
1343979854-936699-8.tts = "at I-91 S / SR-15 S"
1343979854-936699-9.tts = "at I-91 S / New Haven / North Why City"
1343979854-936730-10.tts = "at I-91 S"

Still no duplicate files...
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