I'm looking for a list of street and road names abbreviations (e.g Street -> St, Avenue -> Ave. and so on). All I've seen are country-specific lists. Is there a global one, or at least a dataset to extract it from?
I've found this list: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Name_finder:Abbreviations, and it's quite good, but obviously lacks countries/languages and even items for some of sections.
the OSM "short_name" tag is of no use cause it's absent for practically every road.