Re: [OT] Looking for a text algorithm
Rick Jelliffe writes: > The soundex and multiphone algorithms convert strings to sound > equivalents: a kind of multiphone algorithm is probably similar to > what you are looking for. These were created to allow hashed > lookup up family names based on sounds, and (in the case of soundex > at least) work on the assumption that spelling mistakes are more > common later in words than earlier. Thank you. I am familiar with soundex, but unlike a hashing algorithm, it does not produce a fixed-length key -- all other things (proportion of vowels and significant clusters) being the same, a longer string will have a longer key. All the best, David -- David Megginson, david@m..., http://www.megginson.com/
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