Soundex or Metaphone algorithms ?

Tim Churches tchur at
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

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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