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 vectorspace » Sun May 19, 2013 3:55 pm

mapcat wrote:The spreadsheet lists TR-xxx as a proposed abbreviation for Township Road.


Thanks. I looked at the spreadsheet to check but missed that. If so, I'll seek an alternative abbreviation with BIA.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby mapcat » Sun May 19, 2013 2:23 pm

vectorspace wrote:(2) TR-xxx

Pronounced "Tribal Route" followed by the characters (up to six, but could just be one). This would be a generic tribal route designation for any tribal land that would accommodate it. This is not intended to be mandatory for use on all tribal lands, but rather a common form similar to "SR-xxx" for state routes.

The spreadsheet lists TR-xxx as a proposed abbreviation for Township Road.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby vectorspace » Sun May 19, 2013 12:54 am

From a number of visits with government agencies responsible for roads (see other threads) I have a few requests for addition to the TTS system.

(1) BIA-xxxxxx

Pronounced "B.I.A" then the following characters which will usually be a number, but could be a letter followed by a number in the future. This comes from a visit with Dept of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Supervisory Road Engineer.

(2) TR-xxx

Pronounced "Tribal Route" followed by the characters (up to six, but could just be one). This would be a generic tribal route designation for any tribal land that would accommodate it. This is not intended to be mandatory for use on all tribal lands, but rather a common form similar to "SR-xxx" for state routes.

(3) FSR-xxx

Pronounced "Forest Service Route" followed by a set of characters that would name the road, typically numbers and letters. This comes from talking to a US Forest Service GIS specialist that will be providing us forest road data, first for a few forests, and if that works we can have the forest data for the whole US.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby gerben » Wed May 15, 2013 9:56 pm

Well, if they implement a filter for #tts, maybe it is better to implement a dedicated tts input field.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby berestovskyy » Tue May 14, 2013 6:58 pm

hmarian wrote:Working with Waze to fix this is the way to go.

Sure! This is just a suggestion :)

jasonh300 wrote:This would be a very bad idea and would defeat the true purpose of Alt Name fields (which is for search results).

No, it's not. For instance:
Street: Northeast Kentucky Industrial Parkway <- this would be used by default (for search in this case)
Alt City: #short Alt Name: Northeast Pkwy <- this would be used to display and for TTS

Correction of pronunciation:
Street: John Paul IV Street <- this would be used by default (for search and to display)
Alt City: #tts Alt Name: John Paul 4th St <- this would be used for TTS

The #tts name could be a transcription (phonetic spelling) of the street name.

Having a prefix (#) it's easy to disting those properties and not use them for search if you like. But its not such a bad idea if one could find both '4th' and 'IV' IMO.

jasonh300 wrote:However, it wouldn't be a bad idea for a new dedicated field in which a phonetic spelling of names could be entered.

You see! They call it a brainstorming ;)
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue May 14, 2013 3:39 pm

This conversation has been launched in two separate threads. This one and viewtopic.php?f=8&t=47255&start=10#p440213
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby hmarian » Tue May 14, 2013 3:33 pm

I support jasonh300 and think it is not such a great suggestion.
Working with Waze to fix this is the way to go.

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

Postby jasonh300 » Tue May 14, 2013 3:01 pm

berestovskyy wrote:Hi!
We have an idea how to improve TTS pronunciation and how to deal with abbreviations. Basically we suggest to use Alt City/Street name to correctly pronounce names and/or to specify a short (abbreviated) street name.

Please support if you like the idea! ;)

Thanks!


This would be a very bad idea and would defeat the true purpose of Alt Name fields (which is for search results).

However, it wouldn't be a bad idea for a new dedicated field in which a phonetic spelling of names could be entered.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby berestovskyy » Tue May 14, 2013 2:45 pm

Hi!
We have an idea how to improve TTS pronunciation and how to deal with abbreviations. Basically we suggest to use Alt City/Street name to correctly pronounce names and/or to specify a short (abbreviated) street name.

Please support if you like the idea! ;)

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

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:53 pm

Sorry all, but I have been too busy lately to work on the list. I'll try to get the latest results posted once I have some time.
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