Soundex or Metaphone algorithms ?

Tim Churches tchur at optushome.com.au
Thu Jan 16 08:38:30 CET 2003


On Wed, 2003-01-15 at 00:13, Arkana wrote:
> hello,
> 
> does anyone know an implementation of soundex or metaphone algorithm in python ?
> 
> (or maybe a better algo)

Yes, you can find these and others in the encode module of the Febrl
(Freely extensible biomedical record linkage) package, at
http://datamining.anu.edu.au/projects/linkage.html

Although the soundex and metaphone functions are OK, the implementations
of some of the string comparator functions have subtle errors - these
will be fixed in the next release of the package in a week or two (which
also comes with unit tests to make detection of such errors easier in
the future).

Tim C







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