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metaphone

(algorithm, text)
An algorithm for encoding a word so that similar sounding words encode the same. It's similar to soundex in purpose, but as it knows the basic rules of English pronunciation it's more accurate. The higher accuracy doesn't come free, though, metaphone requires more computational power as well as more storage capacity, but neither of these requirements are usually prohibitive. It is in the public domain so it can be freely implemented.

Metaphone was developed by Lawrence Philips <lphilips@verity.com>. It is described in ["Practical Algorithms for Programmers", Binstock & Rex, Addison Wesley, 1995].
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Nanduri mentioned that Metaphone, a NLP algorithm, can utilize clustering techniques to determine a single entity (such as a product or customer) from varying subsidiaries, alternate spellings, abbreviations and other facets of natural language, so that data quality is effected "in a fraction of a second.
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Phonetic algorithms for matching strings have been discussed in context to English language by various researchers from SoundEx [8,9], Metaphone [10,11] and Phonix [12].
Whereas Naushad-Uz-Zamandevolved a Spell checker using the Double Metaphone Encoding for Bangla language [21].
In future we would like to extend the SoundEx algorithm to Metaphone and Double-Metaphone based algorithm for higher degree of accuracy and efficiency.
Se han desarrollado funciones de similitud para la deteccion de duplicados; algunas de ellas son de tipo fonetico como Soundex [5], Metaphone [6] Double Metaphone [7] Onca [8] Nysiis [9].
Hanging on the Metaphone, Computer Language Magazine, 7(12), 39-44, Diciembre, 1990.
I think I am more captivated by a gentler metaphone.
The UPS and downs of gambling serve as a conceptual metaphone, which is expressed arhitecturally in the wave-like formation of the roof.
Data partitioning to segregate data into like groups for deeper comparison, delivering high scalability and better application performance as more processor core resources are available, using encodings including Soundex, Refined Soundex, Metaphone, Double Metaphone and sub-string
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Placing a call to mom will be as simple as saying `mom'," said Joseph Olive, director of language modeling at Bell Labs, "The small metaphones on your lapel will be able to read web sites and e-mail to you.